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An Actual treasury department report describing a 
world wide network of chili kidnappers involved in 
Satanism and sexual exploitation of children. See how 
the CIA has covered it all up under National Security. 

YOU MUST READ THIS!! 

ur Own Children are at stake!! 



TED L. GUNDERSON, F.B.L SENIOR SPECIAL AGENT-IK-CHARGE, RET. 
2118 Wilshire Blvd. ♦ Suite 422 ♦ Santa Monica, CA ♦ Ph: (310) 364-2280 « (310) 650-5674 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

1979 - Present TED L. GUNDERSON & ASSOCIATES, Santa Monica, California. 

Founder, owner and operator of this international security consulting 
and investigation firm. 

Hosts the "Ted Gunderson Intelligence Report" radio talk show, 
weekdays as follows: 

1. American Freedom Satellite Network, GE 1 103° West 

(2° to the West of Space Net 4) Channel 7, Sub Audio 5.8 Frequency 
10AM to 12PM Central Standard Time (C.S.T.) 

2. WWCR Short Wave Radio 12.160 Frequency, 1 1AM to 12PM (C.ST.) 

1 984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE 

Security and A^ti-Terrorism Consultant 

1981-1982 CALIFORNIA NARCOTICS AUTHORITY 

Appointed by Governor of California as 
Narcotics Consulting Agent 

1979 PAN AMERICAN GAMES, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Security and Anti-Terrorism Coordinator 
Special Appointee of United States Attorney General Griffin B. Bell 

1951-1 979 FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

1977-79 Senior Special Agent-in-Charge, Los Angeles, California 

1973-77 Special Agent-in-Charge of Memphis, Tennessee and 

Dallas, Texas 
1973 Chief Inspector 

1965-73 Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, New Haven, 

Connecticut and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
1960-65 Special Agent Supervisor, FBI Headquarters, 

Washington, D.C. 
1951-60 Special Agent 

Received many other awards, including Law Enforcement Officer of The Year. Author of 
"How to Locate Anyone Anywhere Without Leaving Home" (Penguin Books 1989) and other 
publications. Has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows including, "Larry King Live", 
"Geraldo", "48 Hours", "Hard Copy", "Inside Edition" among others. Currently forming an 
organization known as "Current and Former FBI Agents For Honest Government". 



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100,000 Children a Year 

The figures are estimates. But the few known facts uvc 
appalling: thousands are murdered annually, the number 
of missing children ii rising and no one is keeping an 
accurate count 



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about Ijijo a.m. on January 7, 

ZA 1980, rCathclecn Mancil 

X JL drove licr daughter Marian 

Batson to school in Inverness, Fla. 

"Sec you tonight,"" Kachclccn called 



about 25 miles from the school. She 
hud joined the swelling ranks of 
children simply labeled missing. 

Shcita and (Catherine Lyon, ages 
13 and 1 l , journeyed" to a suburban 




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\. jasan Manurl Tomusii, W. Va., Mining : IUI6/79 Agr: I; 2. David Marcus Tumtusi, 
W. Va., Missing: 10/6/79 Agr: 2: 3. Rtu< Duurit Wild. Pa.. Missing: 813173 Ave : 8; 
4. Matthtv Lnwmtce LuUez, Coin.. Missiuv: 3/17/81 Ave: 6; 5. Adriuit Van Tihwt R I 
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as (he petite, bluc-cyed i6-ycar-o!d 
stepped from the czt. 

But she did not see Marian that 
night. Or the next. Or the next. 

No one remembers seeing Mar- 
ian after she left her mother's car. 
The day after her disappearance, 
her purse was found in a trash can 
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;i shopping center on March 25; 1975, 
and were never seen again. In early 
October 198a, two-year-old Brandy 
Barlow vanished from her front 
yard. The list goes on. 

Probably the most publicized 
rrmsing-child case of late has been 
that of six-year-old Eun Pat 2. On 



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May 25, 1979, Etan walked alone 
for the hrst time to his Manhattan 
school-bus stop and has not been 
seen since. Methodical searches 
with bloodhounds, helicopters, psy- 
chics, and phalanxes of police have 
failed to turn up any clues. 

These are not isolated cases. Ev- 
eryone close to the missing-child 
problem agrees that it is a large 
one — and growing. Statistics, how- 
ever,, arc lough to come by. Bound- 
aries between runaways, parental 
kidnap victims and children stolen 
by strangers tend to blur. 

The best estimates are that about 
a million American youngsters 
leave home each year, with 90 per- 
cent returning in two weeks. Ap- 
proximately 100,000 children arc 
thus unaccounted for. Add another 



Yet no single U.S. agency con- 
cerns itself exclusively with missing 
children on a national scale. Auto- 
mobiles, handguns and silverware 
can be registered, traced and recov- 
ered more easily than children. 
"Our priorities arc mixed up," says 
Ren Wooden, director of the Na- 
tional Coalition for Children's Jus- 
tice. "If someone steals a car, he can 
be traced and caught because we 
have a computer system for tracing 
stolen cars. But children apparently 
aren't that important to us." 

Each missing-<hild case has its 
own poignant drama and irony. In 
July 1976, n-ycar-old Dee Sco field 
disappeared white running an er- 
rand at a Florida shopping center. 
Two days later, a classmate report- 
edly saw Dee looking out a van 




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6. Tamara Far,™ Bur*. Alimt.. Mixing: 21-118! Age: 5; l.JtimifMar* Dak,. Ai.,.. 

Miisine: 2122181 Age: 5; 8. Ryan Nicole liurtou. Texas. Misswg: 916181 Age: 3; 

9. Kr&ieMichrtU Munis. Ala.', Mixing: 511 MI Age : 5; 10. Rebecca Ruth Cln^s, N '-].. 

Missing: 9111178 Age: 4; 

25,000 to 100,000 stolen by divorced window,' desperately forming the 
or separated parents, and the total word "help" over and over with her 
becomes significant. "Kids who lips. Dec Scofield has never been 
iust disappear present a big prob- found. 



Iem that people had better start 
opening their eyes to," says Dec. 
Sgt. Dick Ruffino of the Bergen 
County, New Jersey, Sheriff's Ofhcc. 



On October 18, 1981, Jimmy 
Rogers, 14, left his Hanson. Mass. T 
home for a friend's house. He may 
have hitched a ride. He has not 

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been seen or heard from since. 
"Child snatching, kidnapping 
and the ugiy things\hat happen to 
these kids are so horrendous that 
people refuse to deal wiih them " 
explains Stan Patz, father of miss- 
ing Etan. "Trying to handle cases 
like ours on a local level is a tremen- 
dous impediment. We need a ccn- 
rraiized. national clearinghouse 
with information about which chil- 
dren are missing and how they can 
be identified." 

But most cases fall ro local police, 
against whom some parents of miss- 
ing children raise a litany of com- 
plamrs. Because so many children 
do run away from home, police 
label most missing kids runaways. 
And unless the child is very young 
or evidence of foul phy exists, police 



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course, occurs when the child is not 
a runaway and could possibly have 
been helped ,f immediate action 
had been taken. 

On the morning after Christmas 
'97-f> U-year-ald Janna Hanson 
went to a iriend's house. A short 
Nme later, Dorecn Hanson drove 
by to p,ck up her daughter; janna 
wasn t there. Dorecn immediately 
went to the police, but they 
wouldn't search for 24 hours. 

When police did finally begin an 
investigation, it was too late. Jan- 
na's body was found after several 
months, and evidence indicated she 
had been murdered on December 26 
Parents also complain bitterly 
about the FHIs refusal to help find 
missing children. The FW becomes 
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commonly will not act on a missing- 
. child report for 24 hours. The rea- 
son: sheer work volume. A surfeit of 
violent crimes— most with injured 
victims and plenty of evidence— 
takes priority over the "maybe" 
crime of a missing youngstc 



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The heaxt-rending [raged]r , of place/' says John CI in^cVcs.w hose 



only when there's proof of a kid- 
napping — such as a ransom note 

or evidence that the child was taken 
across state lines. 

"The first-time disappearance of 
a minor should be prima facie evi- 
dence^that a kidnapping has taken 



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son Kyic disappeared s\x years ago. school, grow up and lend 2 more or 
"The FHJ could then become imme- leas normal life. 



diaiely involvcd T and there might be 
a chance of finding some of these 
children. Wc need help." 

And answers. Parents always ask 
the inevitable: Why? Why would 
someone steal a child? Why my child? 
There arc many answers, yet no 
answers. 

A million couples a year divorce 



When a stranger steals a child, 
anything can happen. Parents of 
missing children hope that their 
child will end up in a loving, caring 
family, perhaps through black- 
market adoption. The cruel truth is 
that a missing child stands a fair 
chance of being murdered. Each 
year an estimated 2500 children in 



in the United States, and many of the United States disappear and 
these cases result in child snatch- later are found murdered. 



ings. For love, hate, spite or re- 
venge, one parent steals a child 
from the other. 

In December 1974, Gloria Ycr- 
kovich said good-by to her four- 
year-old Joanna as the girl left to 
spend the weekend with her fa- 
ther. She didn't want to go, but 




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16. Sabiiita Raynell Drake, Qkla., Missing: SI 15180 Age: 6; 

17. Tommy {Landau) Perbtein. N.Y., Missing: 1212618 1 Age; 9; 

18. Marian Wavit Butson, Flu., Missing: 1/7/SO Age: 16; 

19. James W. Rogers, Mass., Missing: 101 1818 1 Age: 14. 



While the abduction and murder 
of a child is a senseless, psychotic 
act, many children are used for 
much more calculated reasons. Says 
Ken Wooden, "KJds are constantly 
being sought for the lucrative child- 
prostituiion business. Most police 
departments and public officials 
aren't doing 
anything 
about it." 

If fear 
about what 
may be hap- 
pening to 3. 
missing child 
is the parents' 
primary emo- 
tion, frus- 
tration is the 
second. Of- 
ten, little more is done once local 



a court order had -said she muse. 

Joanna never returned. The scp- police exhaust all leads. Tclcprint- 

aration that was to last a weekend ed missing-child reports from one 

has stretched to jYz years. city do not carry a high priority in 

Despicable as parental kidnap- another. Verba! descriptions aione 

ping is, these children may be more are often useless, 

fortunate than others. At least Out of desperation, parents turn 

there s a chance they will go to to posting fliers and driving by 

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parks and Other areas frequented 
by children. "It's a totally helpless 
feeling." says Stan Paiz. "There, 
iust nothing more we can do. 

In the past few years, however, 
various groups have been formed— 
usually by parents or relatives o 
missing children— 10 advise and 
comfort distraught ^ma. Une 
such organizatioo is Child Find, Inc., 

Box =77. New Piiltz, N-Y .^- ^ 
maintains a toll-free number (800- 
43 , -5005) to be used by children 
searching for their parents or parents 
trying to identify missing children. 
Another organization is SEARCH. 
which publishes The National Run- 
atvay /Missing Persons Report, a mag- 
azine containing photos, descrip- 
tions and personal data that can help 
identify the missing. The report is 
distributed about every three months 
to 22,000 agencies and individuals tn 
bw enforcement, security, medicine 
and social service SEARCH", address 
is 560 Sylvan Ave, Englcwood 
Cliffs, N. J. 07632. (All correspon- 
dence should include a sumped,seli- 

addrcsscd envelope-) Phone: 301- 
567-4040. 



DIGEST 

But such efforts arc nut likely to 

solve the problem overnight. At 

present, hope is a parent's most 

sustaining weapon. 

For some Jamilies. thai hope 

does not cease even after a child's. 

body is found. Says Dorccn Han- 
son: "After our daughter's remains 
were discovered, we still kept 
searching. at least in our minds For 
weeks after. I would see a girl on 
the street who resembled my 
daughter and 1 would hope in my 
heart that it was Janna. 

"No one on the outside can un- 
derstand the trauma taking place tn 
a family that has a child missing. 
The frustration, the not knowing, 
the agony ar e beyond exp lanation. 

//vo« have information regarding 
children Nos. 1-17. contact Chid 

Find, he. (800-43 1 -5005); No - ls - 
contact Dee Scoficld Awareness Pro- 
gram, he. (&IS-&S9'$ 02 5 ""*'*- 
681-4557); M>- }9 - Hanson, Mass. % 
Police Peat. (6n-294' iio8 ^- 



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in the missing-child problem: 



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^ildrfnTn^La^Sc'ofer and DecemEer, the months when three 
of the major Satanic Holidays occur. 



y^jr^p pftTOMTr. HOLIDAYS 
February 2 CANDLEMASS 



March 21 
April 30 

June 22 

August 1 
September 2 1 
October 31 
December 22 



EQUINOX 
BELTANE 

SOLSTICE 

LAMMAS 
EQUINOX 
HALLOWEEN 
CHRISTMAS 



The Catholic Festival of the 
Virgin Mary. 

The sun crosses the celestial 
equator and the length of day and 
night are approximately equal. 

Maior Celtic festival celebrated 
with bonfires and fertility rites 
ceremonies. One of the most 
important dates in Satanism. 

Two times a year the sun has no 
apparent Northward or Southward 
motion. 

Feast of the Sun God. 

When the sun crosses the equator. 

Witches celebrate the dead. 



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Dear Ted, 

t was listening to Part 2 of the Ted Gunderson telephone interview, and when 
you mentioned the US Customs report about The Finders, I entered US 
Customs Report and Finders into the Google Search Engine www.900gle.com 
and that Is how f found the web page about The Finders. 

I then sent an email to: <geminiwalkergyahoo.com> and asked him/her if 
he/she had any more information on the Finders. 

In a few minuteii, I received a reply which stated that he/she didn't have any 
more info. 

David Parsons 
Denver, CO 

Ted Gunderson interview 

http/Zwww. us-go vernment-torture.com/aavlforembiaze. html 

Parti [2233k] 

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Part 2 [3115k] 

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Part3 

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Part 4 
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Parts 

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The Finders 

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On February 7th of 1987, the Washington Post ran an interesting story that did 
not at first seem to have any particularly national significance. The article 
concerned a case of possible kidnapping and child abuse, and material 
discovered in the Washington area that they say points to a 1960s style 
commune called the Finders, described in a court document as a "cult" that 



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conducted "brainwashing" and used children "in rituals." DC police who 
searched the Northeast Washington warehouse linked to the group removed 
large plastic ba.js filled with color slides, photographs and photographic 
contact sheets. 

Some showed naked children involved In what appeared to be "cult rituals, 
bloodletting ceremonies of animals and one photograph of a child in chains. 

Customs officials said their links to the DC area led authorities into a far- 
reaching investigation that Includes The Finders - a group of about 40 people 
that court documents allege is led by a man named Marion Pettle - and their 
various homes, iincluding the duplex apartment in Giover Park, the Northeast 
Washington warehouse and a 90 acre farm in rural Madison County, VA. 

It was the US N«ws and World Report that would ultimately provide the follow- 
U p to the Finders story, noting that there Is a certain Customs Service 
memorandum that was written at the time of the original investigation, 
written by Ramon J. Martinez, Special Agent, United States Customs Service, 
describing two iidult white males and six minor children ages 7 years to 2 
years. The adult males were Michael Houlihan and Douglas Ammerman, both 
of Washington, 1>C who had been arrested the previous day on charges of 
child abuse.The children were covered with insect bites, were very dirty, most 
of the children were not wearing underpants and all of the children had not 
been bathed In many days. The men were somewhat evasive under 
questioning and stated only that they were the children's teachers and were 
en route to Mexico to establish a school for brilliant children. The children 
were unaware of the functions of telephones, television and toilets, and 
stated that they were not allowed to live indoors and were only given food as 
a reward. 

A Detective Bradley had initiated an investigation on the two addresses 
provided by the Tallahassee Police Department during December of 1986. An 
informant had given him Information regarding the cult, known as the 
"Finders," operating various businesses out of a warehouse located at 1 307 
4th Street, N.E., and were supposed to be housing children at 3918/3920 W 
St., N.W. 

The information was specific in describing "blood rituals" and sexual orgies 
involving children, and an as yet unsolved murder In which the Finders might 
be involved. 

Cursory examination of documents revealed detailed instructions for 
obtaining children for unspecified purposes. The instructions Included the 
impregnation of female members of the community, purchasing children, 
trading and kidnapping. There were telex messages using MCI account 
numbers between a computer terminal believed to be in the same room, and 



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others located across the country and In foreign locations. 

There were pictures of nude children and adult Finders, as well as evidence 
of high-tech money transfers. 

There was a file called "Pentagon Break-In," and references to activities in 
Moscow, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, North Vietnam, North Korea, Africa, 
London, Germany, "Europe" and the Bahamas. 

There was also a file labeled "Palestinian." 

One such telex specifically ordered the purchase of two children in Hong 
Kong to be arranged through a contact in the Chinese Embassy there. Other 
documents identified interests in high-tech transfers to the United Kingdom, 
numerous properties under the control of the Finders, a keen interest In 
terrorism, explosives, and the evasion of law enforcement. 

There was also a set of instructions that appeared to broadcast via computer 
an advisory to the participants to keep the children moving through different 
jurisdictions an<i instructions on how to avoid police detection. 

A photo album contained a series of photos of adults and children dressed in 
white sheets participating in a biood rltuai. The ritual centered around the 
execution of at east two goats. The photos portrayed the execution, 
disemfaowelmerit, skinning and dismemberment of the goats at the hands of 
the children. This included the removal of the testes of a male goat, the 
discovery of a f«male goat's "womb" 

and the "baby goats" Inside the womb, and the presentation of the goats 
head to one of trie children. 

There was also a large amount of data collected on various child care 
organizations. 

The warehouse contained a large library, two kitchens, a sauna, hot tub and a 
'video room/ The video room seemed to be set up as an indoctrination center. 
The organization had the ability to produce Its own videos. There appeared to 
be training areas for the children and what appeared to be an altar set up in a 
residential area of the warehouse. Many jars of urine and feces were located 
in this area. 

Group leader Mstrlon Pettte spoke In an Interview in Steamshovel Press In 
1998, noting that In World War I) he kept house mainly for intelligence people 
In Washington and OSS people passing through. 

Official US Customs investigation reports which have been completely 
authenticated by the investigating officers who wrote them and by a well 



respected Investigator who personally knows these Customs officials are 
irrefutable evidence that 



1.A case of obvious child negiect/abuse involving child pedophile sexual 
abuse^child pornography/Satanic cult ritualistic abuse wherein the 
perpetrators were caught directly in the act by law enforcement, arrested on 
the basis of irrefutable evidence at the scene, and faced serious charges 
which typically bring sentences of decades in prison. 

2.Search warrants were obtained for the "Finders" cult office in Washington, 
DC and a complete search was enacted by law enforcement which provided 
irrefutable pictures, movies and documents of such abuseMeglect evidence 
and access to the confidential arrest reports on the "Finders" 
cult from the arrests in Tallahassee which occurred only a day earlier 
/(| (suggesting very high level connections to US intelligence in and of itself.) 

Ij 3.AII Investigation of the "Finders'* cult by the FBI, US Customs and local law 

;' ' enforcement was ordered stopped by the US Justice Department on the 

grounds of "national security" and the matter of the "Finders" cult was turned 
over to the Central Intelligence Agency as an "internal security matter," 
since the "Finders" is and has been a domestic and international covert 
operation of the Central intelligence Agency. 

1 4.Any and all investigation of the "Finders" was immediately stopped, all 

evidence was suppressed and denied, and the abused children were released 
back to the adult perpetrators who had been arrested "in the act" and the CIA 
resumed Its ongoing covert operation of the "Finders" cult which Is used to 
procure and produce. 

The story of the Finders cult is the story of the development of cbtldJassets to 
be used to entrap politicians, diplomats; corporate and law enforcement 
officials; to sell child/victims to wealthy perverts to raise money for covert 
operations, to train some of the child/victims to be professional operatives 
and assassins of a totally coid, multiple personality, mind control nature. 

To date only on« media outlet has dared publish anything about this (US 
News). 

tn the last few years there have been more "smoking guns" proving that US 
intelligence agencies traffic in children, sell them and abuse them. Some of 
these covert operations have been tied to long term and massive importation, 
and distribution of narcotics into the US by the same NnteMgence agencies. 

1. Why Johnny Can't Come Home...Noreen Gosch, The Johnny Gosch 



Foundation, WestDes Moines, (c)2000 ... rt , 

h «p"vl W .a ma zon.com ( e X ec/obido S /AS.N/097051950e ( gen ll nlwamer, n k,002. 

0987448-1865669 

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-The Finders" is a CIA Front established in the 1960 ' s . 
I ^H^r7~sneciallv trained Government Kidnappers with top 
cletrancl Ld P protec?ion in their assigned task of stealing 
children, -raring and sexual a^ of 

involving them m satanic orgies, oioouy j-xu 
other children with the slaughter of animals. 

The Finders are known sexual degenerates who use a fleet of 

them and transport them to a ^ies ^sal^^ in ceremonies . 
^cnlfdren^re'Stner^rdered and sacrificed for body parts, 
or they are sold as sex slaves, auctioned off at various 

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Marion David Pettie, tne iw nf fi G er His son was a former 
n*srinnhil&, homosexual and CIA orricei. n-i-a 
pedopniie, iiu DroDrie tary firm, Air America, which was 

employee of a CIA proprietary destined for the United States 
notorious for smuggling drugs, d ^tinea ior the viet Nam war. 
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This agent contacted SS/A, Bob Karrold/ RAC/Heston, Virginia, ' and 
requested telephone nurr±>ers and names of police persons in area 
police dep2itments in an attempt to follow-up on two leads which 
were a Virginia license number and that the children had commented 
about living in a Washington, D.C., commune. 

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n Thursday, February 5, 1987, this office was contacted via', telephone, 
by sergeant, JoAnn VanMETER of the Tallahassee Police Department, 
^uvenile Division. Sgt. VanMETER requested assistance in identifying 

wo adult males and six minor children ages 7- years -to 2 years. 

^he adult males were tentatively identified by TPD as- Michael HOULIHAN 

nd Douglas AMMERMAN , both of Washington, D.C., who were arrested the 
previous day on charges of child abuse. ' , ' ^ T . * b . 

'he police had received an anonymous telephone" call relative two well- 
dressed white men wearing suits and ties in Myers Par)? ,. (Tallahassee) , 
apparently watching six dirty and unkempt children' in the' playground 

rea. HOULIHAN and AMMERMAN were near a 1980- Blue Dodge van bearing 

'irginia license number XHW-5S7, the inside 'of which was ' later- described 
as foul-smelling filled with maps, books, letters, with a mattress - 
-ituated to the rear of the van which appeared as if it were used as a 

)ed, and the overall appearance of the van gave the impression that all 
eight persons were living in it. - p - ■ * 

^he children were covered with insect bites, were very dirty, most of 
ne" children were not wearing underwear and all the children had not - 

^een bathed in many- days: ." . ' '. 

r he men were' "arrested and charged with multiple counts -of child: abuse 

and lodges in the Leon County Jail. .Once in custody the men were somewhat 

-vasWe <n their answers to the police regarding the -children and 

stated only that they both were the children's teachers and that all were 

enroute to Mexico to establish a school for brilliant children, ■ 

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The children tentatively were identified as Mary HOULIHAN, white female, 
aae 7* Max LIVINGSTON; white male, age 6; Benjamin FRANKLIN, white male, 
aae 4'; HoneyBee EVANS, white female, age 3; B.B., white male, age 2 ; ana 
John Paul HOULIHAN, white male, age 2. The children initially indicated 
that they lived in tents in a commune in the Washington, D.C. , area 
and were going to Mexico to go to a school for smart kids. 

^his office contacted the Office of the RAC/DC and spoke with SS/A, Bob 
Harrold This agent requested telephone numbers and names o^ police 
persons in area departments that might be ; aware 'of said activities 
described by the children and to follow-up on the leads ?hjch were^the 
Virginia license number and a check on the men's names with local law 
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A short time later this office was contacted by Detective, .Jim Bradley ■ 
o^'the Washington, D.C.) Metropolitan Police Department.- Bradley 
indicated that the case here in Tallahassee appeared tobe strongly 
related to a case he was currently working in the Washington, ■D.C.. area 



He stated that the actions of the two men in custody ;£n T^ahassee 
relative the children just might give. his case en ough^pr 6b able cause : , 
for search warrants *to search premises occupied by a :cult|gou ^.called 
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This agent directed Bradley to telephone TPD aftd^isc^^saKjliqe ■ 
directly any^ activities forthcoming relative, the instant cas^.-. 

At this time if was determined that there was no Customs- vi ofefions y 
found- to exist and therefore, this case is being closed pep£ttg receipt 

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ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY LESD/TECS : Create a permanent DRR/TECS record! 



• IDENTIFYING DATA/TECS-FIN QUERIES: 

AHMERMAN, Douglas Edward' . _ ___ 

T-2 3B" attached); .*". " - ;,I~- t . .._!■■ ■ . 



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NCIC: Negative 
TECS: " . *" ;"'"" 
CMIR:' " ; . "_;' 

CTR:" ""' , . s "" 
FBA : Negative . 
"PAIRS: Negative 



HOWELL, James Michael. 
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SUBSTANTIATED 



NCIC: Negative 

TECS: 

XKIR: ■ " 
CTR : Nega-tive 

FBA" : " 
PAIRS: Negative 



"FINDERS" 
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TECS: NEGATIVE 

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Customs cooperation/interest in 

Tallahassee /Washington MPD child abuse investigation. 

On Thursday, 2/5/87, the duty agent, SS/A Bob Harrold, received 
a call from SS/A Walter Krietlow, u S C S , Tallahasse-e, Florida. 
SS/A Krietlow was seeking assitance in contacting an 
appropriate local police' agency to. coordinate a child abuse 
investigation in with the Tallahassee. Police Department. SS/A 
Krietlow further, requested assistance in checking' some names, 
addresses and a vehicle through the Cus toms Child Voz nog r aphy 
Unit data base, and stated there was some susp 1 c ion "b'f .th"e 
subjects being involved in supplying, children, for. the . 
production of child pornography. Further, he was informed' by 
the Tallahassee police Department that the children may have 
been enroute to Mexico from the Washington, D.C. area. The 
possibility of Customs interest, in the investigation due. to 
possible- violations of the Child protection Act of 198 A, and 
the alleged nexus with the U.S. /Mexican Border were. 'discussed * 
and agreed. upon.- SS/A Krietlow related the following 
background information. SS/A. K r i et low was contacted by the' 
Tallahassee Police Department for assistance in identifying six 
children and two , adults . taken into custody in the Tallahassee 
area.' U.S. Customs was contacted because the police officers 
involved suspected the adults of being involved in child 
pornography and knew the customs Service to have a network of 
child pornography investigators, and of the exi stance of the 
Child pornography and Protection Unit. SS/A Krietlow stated 
the two aduls were well dressed white males. They had custody 
of six white children (boys and girls), ages three to six 
years. The children were observed to be poorly dressed, 
bruised,- dirty, and behaving like animal's in. a public park in 
Tallahassee. The police were notified by a concerned. citizen-- 
and all eight persons were taken into custody. The" 'subjects 
were living out of a white 1979 Dodge van, Virginia license no. 
XHW 557. Upon being taken into custody, the adult white males 
refused to coope : a t e , one of whom produced a 'business* card 
with a name on one side and a statement on the other* . The 
statement indicated that the bearer knew his constitutional 
rights to remain silent and that he intended to do so. Upon 
interviewing the children, the police officers found that they 
could not adequately -identify .themselves or their custodians. 
Further, they stated they were enroute to Mexico to attend a. 
school for "smart kids." SS/A Krietlow was further advised the 
children were unaware of the function and purpose of 
telephones, televisions and toilets, and that the children had 
Stated they were not allowed to live indoors and were only 
given food as a reward. 



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contacted me while I was on offi 
Headquarters. He requested that 
the Customs Child pornography Un 
to be conducted on the names, ad 
by SS/A Krietlow. After conduct 
direct contact with SS/A* Krietlo 
checks were negative. At t h a t " t 
Krietlow that the Tallahassee po 
quantities of records, to includ 
passport in the van. Prom some 
obtained tentative iden ti f ica t io 
partial identification of the ch 
Washington, D.C. addresses had'b 
documents, one of which was veri 
registration. I advised SS/A Kr 
Headquarters and he would be rec 
remainder of his request from SS 
stated and proceeded to conduct 



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A short time later, at approximately 11:30 a.m., SS/A Harrold 
contacted me by radio, and advised me that a Detective Jim 
Bradley of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department 
(MPD) was. interested in the information provided by SS/A 
Krietlow, was in contact with Tallahassee, and would very 
probably be conducting search warrants in the area later in the 
day* He also informed-roe that U.S. Customs was invited to 
participate due- to the continuing • poss ibi 1 i ty of violations of 
law enforced by the Customs Service. As I was already in. 
Washington, I terminated my other business and proceeded ,to 
-.n a ke contact with Detective Bradley, Intelligence Division, MPD. 

Upon contacting Detective Bradley, I learned that h'e had 
initiated an" investigation on the' two addresses provided by the 
Tallahassee police Dept. during December of 1986. An informant 
had given him information regarding a cult, known as the 
"Finders" -operating various -businesses out o'f a warehouse 
located at 1307 4th St., N.E., and were supposed to be ho.using^, 
children at 391B/3920 W St., N.W. The information was "specific 
in describing "blood rituals' and sexual orgies involving 
children, and an as yet unsolved murder in which the Finders 
may be involved. With the information pr-ovided by the 
informant, Detective Bradley was able to match some of the 
children in Tallahassee with names of children known alleged to 
be in the custody of the Finders. Furthermore, Bradley was 
able to match the tentative ID of the adults with known members 
of the Finders. I stood' by while Bradley consulted with AUSA 
Harry Benner and obtained. search warrants for the two 
premises. I advised acting RAC SS/A Tim Holloran of my 
intention to accompany MPD on the execution of the warrants, 
received his permission, and was joined by SS/A Harrold,- SS/A 
Harrold accompanied the team which went to 1307 4th St, and I 
went ,tO 3918/20 M St. . . . . - • 

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access the enti 
ren's clothing a 
rs and clothes i 

were found on t 

the premises. 
Finders. The re 
1. Be was ident 
1941, U.S. Passp 
at ed in a r oom' e 
, and numerous d 
docume n t s reve a 1 
for' unspecified 
nation of female 
urchasi ng childr 
were telex messa 
omputer terminal 
others located a 

One such telex 
ldren in Bong Ko 
ese Embassy ther 
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s in high-tech t 
roper ties under 
terrorism, explo 
lso found in the 

the events su r r 
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a on • the previou 

wh ich appea red 
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them moving thro 

how to avoid po 



re building. i saw large 

nd toys. .The clothing 

n the todd'ler to'pre-school 

he premises. 'There were 

Only one was deemed to be 

st were renting living space 

ified as 'Stuart Miles 

or t Hoi 010958991 . 

quipped with several 

ocuments. cursory 

ed detailed instructions for 

purposes. The instructions 

members of . the ..community 
en f trading/ .and 
ges using MCI account- 

belie v'e'd to b e -lb ca.t ? e A ■■ rn. 
cross the;/countr^Vn%^in .• "' 
specifically ordered- the- 
ng to be.: a r ranged ...th rough, a 
e. Another telex expressed 
tions. Other .documents 
ransfers to the United 
the control of the Finders, 
sives, and the evasion of 

"computer "room" was a 
ounding the arrest and 
ts and six children in 
s night. There were also, a 
to be broadcast via a / 
icipants to move "the 
ugh different jur isdic't ions , 
lice attention'. 



One of the residents was identified as a Chinese,. National. Due 
to the telex discovered referencing the Chinese Embassy in Hong 
Kong, he was fully identified foe future reference:, 
WANG/Gengxin, DOB/092747, POB/Tianj in, People's Republic of 
China passport Ko. 324999, entered the U.S. on January 22, 
1987, admitted until December 31, 1987. He is in the U-SV'as a* 
graduate student in the Anatomy Department of Georgetown • 
University. His Visa was issued on November 10, 1986, in • 
London, England, number 00143. 



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ted Sector 4 to 
initiate an archives 
lso contacted SS/A 
dings and asked for 
hn Sullivan of the 
data base. SS/A 
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1. I later contacted 
in the discussion 
on the purpose of the 
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that Region would probably contact Headquarters later if 
ed necessary. SS/A Sullivan assured me that the 
rmation would go no further until official notification was 
by Region. No positive matches were obtained from the 
data base. I was later joined at the W Street address by 
' Harroia. SS/A' Harrold advised me that there were 
emely large quantities of documents .and computer equipment 
he warehouse, and that MPD was posting officers inside the 
ding there and sealing the building until morning, in which 
cond warrant for that premises would be obtained and 
uted. SS/A Barrold also advised me that the news media had 

notified and had been waiting for the execution of the 
ant at the 4th Street address.. Detective Bradley later 
ed that the MPD Public Information Officer had been 
acted by a Tallahassee reporter. When it became apparent 
PIO had no information on the search ' war rants , the reporter 
acted local media 'representatives and a check of public * *. 
rds containing the affidavits for the search warrants ' 
losed the locations and purpose of the warrants. Detective 
"ley surmised that someone on the Tallahassee Police 
rtment was the original source of information for the 
s. i' advised SS/A Holloran of the involvement of the 
s, and he stated that he would, in turn, relay the 
rmation to Region. SS/A Harrold and I assisted in the 
sport of the. evidence seized pursuant to the warrant* and. 
red HPD after, the . pr ess' lef t the area. . 



On Friday, 2/6/87, -I met D 
-3th Street,. N.E. I duly a 
SS/A Don Bludworth; I was 
the premises. I was able 
described explicit sexual 
community known' as finders 
photographs of unidentifie 
were nudes, believed to be 
numerous photos of childre 
was a photo of a child 'on 
child's. -genitals. I was o 
amount of the photos a.t th 
officers presented me with 
album contained a series o 
dressed in white sheets pa 
ritual centered around the 
The photos portrayed the e 
and dismemberment of the g 
this included the removal 
discovery o£ a female goat 
the womb, and the presenta 
ch ildr en. 



etective Bradley at the wa 

dvised.my acting group sup 

again granted unlimited a 

to observe numerous docume 

conduct between. the member 

I also saw a large coll 

d persons. Some of the ph 

of members' of Finders. T 

n, some nude, at least one 

display" and appearing to 

nly able to examine a very 

is time. However, one of 

a photo album for my revi 
f photos of adults and chi 
rticipating in a *blood ri 
execution of at least two 
xecution, d isembowelmen t , 
oats at the hands of the c 
of the testes of a male go 
's 'womb" and the 'baby go 
tion of a goats head to on 



rehouse on 
ervisor, 
ccess to . 

nts which 
s of the 
ection of 
otographs 
here were 
of which 
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small 
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skinning 
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at, the 
ats" inside 
e of the 



Further inspection of the premises disclosed numerous files 
relating to' activities of the organization in different pacts 
of the world. Locations I observed are as follows: London, 
Germany, the Bahamas, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Africa, Costa 
Rica, and •Europe." There was also a file identified as 




'Palestinian.' other files were identified by member name or 
'project" name. The ?rojects_ appearing to-be operated for _ 
commercial purposes under front names foe the Finders. There 
was' one file entitled -pentagon Break-In," and others which 
referred to members operating in foreign countries. Not 
observed by me but related by an HPD officer, were intelligence 
files on orivate families not related to the Finders. The 
process undertaken appears to have been a systmatic response to 
local newspaper advertisements for babysitters, tutors, etc. A 
member of the Finders would respond' and gather as much 
information as possible about the habits, identity, occupation, 
etc of the family. The use to which this information was to 
be put is still unknown. There was also a large amount oE data 
collected on various child care organizations. 

The warehouse contained a large library, two ■ kitchens, ..a ..sauna, 
hot-tub and a "video room." The video room, seemed, to ."be .-.set 
up as an indoctrination center. It al so appea r ed .th a.t.-:the *.. 
organization had the capability to produce its own^t*^**,' . ■ ' 
There were what appeared to be training- areas; for^ children and 
what aopeared to.be an altar set up in a .-residential- "area of 
the warehouse. Many jars of urine and t sees war e located in 
this area. 

I should also mention that both premises were equipped with 

satellite dish antennas. ' 

I discussed the course .of action to.be taken=by HPD with _ _ 
jete-tive Bradley. He stated hs--was.- only interested in maicing 
the child abuse caseU). I was assured . tha t all of the 
evidence wouldbe available to U.S.- Customs- in furtherance of 
any investigative/criminal action pursued. MPD pe r sonnel wet e 
to begin around the clock review and sorting of the evidence 
until completed. customs will have .access after this is 
accomplished. This will include several U.S. Passports # 
discovered during the search. 

Upon leaving the 4th Street premises, I encountered a news 
media representative and was asked the reason behind OrS. 
Customs involvement in the investigation. I ****"* " e - 
reporter that I could not discuss anytning and referred- h«r to 
tha RAC/DC- I left immediately thereafter. 



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Special Agent, USCS 








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DETAILS OF INVESTIGATION 



On March 31, 1987, I contacted Detective James Bradley of the 
Washington, D.C- Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). I.was to ■ 
Beet with detective Bradley to review the. documents -seized ,-• 
pursuant to two search warrants executed 'in* February.' J 987 - 'The 
meeting was to. take place on April 2 or 3, 1987.. ."' '' 

On April 2, 1987, I arrived at . MP.D. at approximately .9:00 a. m'. 
Detective Bradley was not . available . I. spoke to. .a. third -party who 
was willing to discuss the-case with me on- a strictly -"off the 
record" ■ basis . . 

I was advised that all the passport data had been turned over to 
the State Department for their investigation. The State 
Department in turn, advised MPD that all travel and use of the 
passports by the holders of the passports was within the law and 
no action would be taken.- This included travel to Moscow, North 
Korea, and North Vietnam from the late 1950's to mid 197.0' s. 

The individual further advised me of circumstances which 
indicated that the investigation into the activity of the FINDERS 
had become a .CIA internal matter. The HPD .report has been. 
classified secret and .was not available 'for review. I was 
advised that the FBI had withdrawn from- the investigation several 
weeks 'prior and that. the FBI Foreign Counter Intelligence 
Division had directed KiPD not to advise the FBI Washington Field 
Office of anything that had transpired. 

No further information will be available. No further action will 
be taken. 

ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY LESD/TBCS: 

No action to be taken on the basis of this report. 



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THEODORE L . GUNDERSON 

FBI Senior Special Agent in Charge (Ret.) 
P o Box 18000-259 Las Vegas, NV 89114 

Phone* (702)791-5195, Voice: (310)364-2280, Fax: (702)791-2906 



T filed formal complaints on six occasions with the FBI 
demanding an investigation of the FINDERS and the international 
trafficking of children who have been kidnapped or obtained 
through subterfuge (orphanages; and on occasion the agency 
known as the Child Protective Services) but the FBI refused to 
contact me. 

t have received two complaints from airline employees that 
airplane! containing several hundred children were flown to 
Paris , France from Denver Colorado and Los Angeles 
California. Two hundred and ten children were reportedly on 
the manifest of the Denver plane. In addition Paul Bonacci 
Sid me about children who were auctioned off in the early 
?980's outside Las Vegas , Nevada and Toronto, Canada. These 
^h 8 iLren U were auctioned off in their und ^-^njjter on 
a card around their necks, some for $50,000. each (see tne 
Franklin Cover up Investigation) . 

cmP hundred and ninety one children assigned to the Child 
Protectivrservices in Florida are missing with no indication 
of their wherelbouts. One hundred thousand children disappear 
each year in America (Readers Digest, July 1982). 



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Cops, sites and a very odd investigation 



The case is almost seven years old 
now, but matters surrounding a 
mysterious group known as the 
Finders keep growing curiouser and 
curio user. 

In early February 1937, an .anony- 
mous tipster in Tallahassee, Hi, made 
a phone call to police. Two. '."w e Li- 
dressed men" seemed to be "supervis- 
ing" six disheveled and hungry- children ; 
in a local park, the caller said: The cops' 
went after the case like bloodhounds—' 
a: leas: at first. The two men were iden- 
tified as members of the Finders. 'They ' 
were charged with child abuse in riori-' 
da. In Washington, D.C., police and.; 
U.S. Customs Service agents raided a 
duplex apartment building and a ware- 
house connected to the grcup. Among 
the evidence seized: detailed instruct 
tions on obtaining children for un- 
known purposes and several photo- 
graphs of nude children. According to a 
Customs Service' memorandum ob- 
tained by U.S. News, one photo ap- 
peared "to accent the child's genitals." 
The more the police learned about 
the Finders, the' more bizarre they 
seemed: There were suggestions of child 
abuse, Satanism, dealing in pornography 
and ritualistic animal slaughter. 

None of the allegations was ever 
proved, however. The child abuse 
charges against the two men ^in Talla- 
hassee were dropped; all six of the chil- 
dren were eventually returned to their 
mothers, though in the case of two, con- 
ditions were attached by a court. In 
Washington, D.C., police began backing 
away from the Finders investigation. 
The' group's practices, the police said, 
were eccentric -not illegal. 

Questions. Today, things appear to 
have changed yet again. The Justice De- 
partment his begun a new investigation 
into the Finders and into the group's 
activities. It is also reviewing the 19S7 
investigation into the group to determine 
whether that probe was closed improper- 
ly. Justice officials will not elaborate, ex- 
cept to say the investigation is "ongoing'' 
and that it involves "unresolved matters" 
in relation to the Finders. 

One of the unresolved questions in- 



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volves allegations that the Finders are 
somehow linked to the Central Intelli- 
gence Agency, Customs Service docu- 
ments reveal that in 1937, when Customs 
agents sought to examine the evidence 
gathered by Washington, D.C., police, 
they were told that the Finders investiga- 
tion "had become a CIA internal mat- 
ter," The police report on the case had 



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February 1987. D.C. police seize evidence. 

been classified secret. Even now, Talla- 
hassee police complain about the han- 
dling of the Finders investigation by D.C. 
oclice. "They dropped this case," one 
Tallahassee investigator says, "like a hot 
reck." D.C- police will not comment on 
the matter. As for the CIA, ranking offi- 
cials describe allegations about links be- 
tween the intelligence agency and the 
Finders as "hogwash" -perhaps the re-' 
suit of a simple mix-up with D.C. police. 
Trie only connection, according to the 
CIA: a' firm that provided compute: 
training to CLA officers also- employed 
several members of the Finders. 



ocratic Rep, Chariic Rose of Nor;!: 
Carolina, chiiirrmm <;f the House Ad- 
ministration Comrni:iee, and Florida's 
Rep. Tom Lewis, a Republican, more 
than a little exercised. "Could our own 
oovemrnent have something ;o do wi;h 
this Finders organization and turned 
their backs or. these children? Tna:'s 
what all the evidence points to," says 
Lewis. "And there's a let of evidence. 1 
can tell you this: We've got a lot of peo- 
ple scrambling, and that wouldn't be 
happening if there was nothing here." 

Perhaos. But the Finders say there is 
nothing there — at least nothing Illegal. 
The Finders have never been involved In 
child ahuse, pornography, Satanism, ani- 
mal slaughter or anything of the kind, 
says the group's leader, Marion David 
Psttie. Petti e, too, says the group has 
never been connected tc the CIA. 
In an interview with U.S. News, Fet- 
tie described the Finders as a com- 
munal, holistic-living and' isarning 
arrangement. The group numbers 
some 20 members, Petlie says; they 
do freelance journalism, research 
and "competitor intelligence" for a 
variety of mostly foreign clier,:s. 
The Finders work for no foreign 
governments, Petrie says. Their dn- 
T plex, in a residential Northwest 
*'l Washington neighborhood, is dec- 
orated with global maps and bulle- 
tin beards. Residents of Culpcpcr, 
Va., 90 minutes from Washington, 
say the Finders have operated an 
office there, too, from time tc time. 
Tnat office contained computer 
terminals and clocks reflecting dif- 
ferent time zones around the world, 
j CLA officials say they referred 

4 all matters concerning the Finders 
\ and the police investigation to the 
FBI's Foreign Counterintelligence 
Division. F3I officials will noi 
comment. Law enforcement 
sources say some oi the Finders 
are listed in the FBI's classifies 
cnunterinrellieence "lies. 
None of tfus fazes Pettis. He says 
the CLVs interest in the Finders may 
stem 'from the fact that his late w:ie 
once worked for the agency and that 
his son worked for a CLA proprietary 
firm, Air .America. Overall, says Pettis, 
"we're a zero secur.ty threat. When 
you don't do much of anything, anc 
vol don't explain. pecp:e start rumors 
about you." To judge from the latest 
case, some of the rumors can last an 
awfuhy ior.s time. 



By Gordon wmuN and ?etz?, Gary 

WITH ANCiL Nl^-THNxZ 




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Police "said- sir :- filthy" aiui^confuse<r 
. young children, taken.' from-; two*= 
-men, charged fwith',ciuld^ab«s6>ia4J 

been. given away by their parents asji 

.part offl aatanic cun, rifcu 
">^athontiw-iiTTa3iE^^%Bd5 

Washington.- were .trying :jtodaJ£,to \ 
-^arat the^Jdentities^ofi ^h^six^ 
^p^^riiocate'^eir^p^rtnts -pnd^ 
' lear^-^jjbre about; aa.-umdej^tLfiecU 
-^tanje^oilt" app^renUy r .Kased"iri 
.-Washington.. ',,■ "J. -'^'- "--;.". 

: ^Mea«whits;two men wEq ldenti^ 
Jti&Z themselves -as Michael HooH- 

han and "Doug. Anunermaji'';^' ^ 

narjies.>pQJice believe are phony *n~s 
->^T^fe$ingheld."in'lieu &£y$IQ<ipCpfj 
*bp^d. on child abuse charges^^gpgaj 
^^^^en'were.arreBtid in^suc 
^^fcrrWednesday.rVUt^'^cm^Que 
vfcaUed' police aboui-J^i^dl^dii 
ftnen in a; blue van^atchlng J5w 
".fjathjf children^ v^y^f.^ 
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^parents: gave " : theni^ away '^.becauaeR 
■ : one of the rites of pas^ge^tothifj 

esstanic ! brgani2aUon ,J -ia-^thai^^oil J 
-■fcave to' give-up your, righta ■ tofyotS^ 

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^.children, and that -the leaders- ofj 
^-' this' •organisation' can do what the^T? 
,;want";to-" with your children;^". 

;~ spokesman-Scott Hunt.saidJFrida; 
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*o***I; believe' what you're goin|£M 
:-£nd^when ; this .all shakea-klo^gv:" 
■nhat the iidV- pajents: belong .;. 
^brganizatipn.^. ^/-'i^r^O^S 

f ,t^ntil Weafi figure 'Out* J wh£ 

^everything is,' we' can't say-a'5?hoI*f 

'■'lot, 1 * said Walt Ferg^n, f a;jwEcfl£p 

spokesman in Washington^'^f^i^ 4 ? 



'.-r'Tbe- Washington Post t reported .> 
today that the U.S.' Customs Sere-^ 
ice 13 helping with the investigation;' 
and ;, that, pictures'^', found;" ; a.t-*Jt " 
■ Washington/, _D.C'.'* ^arehoosffj 
' linked to the group' include those of} 
children engaged in 'what appeared' " 
to be "cult rituals." ".''■-- ■■ • -A 



' ^T^&'jHMip&per saidUhe group 
* was known 'as The Finders and was 

made {up/of;abcuU4CtpeopIe :;who 
. lived .-'(n -the District of ,-CoIumbia 
..end' aitsu^ijj:5njfa^yirgtnia;-.the 

jemains^oi* :i'" popular y 1960s Hippie 
^■Tefuge; that evolved -into' * 'satanist 
^ society?^* w*.?r k^v itJ^s^-iib^^f. . 
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girl in the 
'groupshowed signs 'of sexual abuse. 

■:■ The /children:^" four "boys' and 

two girls ranging in age from^to 6 

■;-^were.put"in state custody. -^ ; .. 

. Memii'Moody of lie state health 
"departmenCsaidv :the,jfoungsters 

'^er^ M c6ru*used/.>it...wr« T .doiiig 

1^rand--«m>main--^ ■ e i at !-. care - 
Snta'jelafivei can be found who .ap. >: 

"able to "providO safe **? IgtpW ■■- 

.'. covei^^wJtB::ifeatchHL^ and. .insect- 
bites, told p^Hce they had-not eaten , 

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-'■ 61ite- ■on:4htf- : van : ''6f "the two'. men 
[.8flowed-eitibelongedd*to>.»; tnan 
t\ matching '..Houlihan's.:; description, 
* . but , wjtbmt jUffewnt^iaBae^BOTt 
"■ said^:^C^i^^ :-^^^ ; ' 
• ; 'r'^Tbe men^n'itiaily told polide/^ 
r,we taking the youths to Mewjo 
"begi^a^sch^.fbti'Jbrilliant^/au}- 
? dren;^^eclthey-:could; ; |»t,.e?plaii\ 
• ', the -chilfjren's '.condition '«r^am« 
--their- parents,- Hunt .said,4h* men 
;>efused to'.answer furOier quesUons, ; 
The children' told police. they Kad^ 
not eeen their mothers since before. 
• Christmas., Qne girl said ..to.e s -.men 
.- fed them mostly fruit and uli of, 
"them 'had -been sleeping in Uifi:¥an i 
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Justice orobes 

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A Justice Departmcn: special 
task fores is inves;:;itmjj '-vrieiher 
me CIA used a ;-;; lailed the Find- 
ers as a front aromt^arion to provide 
compiler training to intelligir.es 
sgsnts in the 19SGs. 

"Hie task fore; :i also crying < c 
determine whether the CIA — in an 
effort to hide any iL-ki with the Find- 
ers — impeded local bw enforce- 
ment probes or ;.*e '-'•ashingtan-area 
carnrnvinal group for ;hild abuse in 

19s:. 

"Thesentrai qyssnan being asked 
is: Did the CIA fc3ve an association 
*-ith (his group ar,c did it cry to sr.u; 
down their (state and local officials'; 
investigations of child abuse for pur- 
poses of protecting one or more of 
its operations?" saic s senior federal 
law enforcement official familiar 
■~".zi\ the probe. 

A senior CIA a.T:;:ai yesterday 
denied that the agency was involved 
with the Finders or ;— ied to Impede 
police probes of the cull. 

"Mas! days vt-eexpectour share of 
unusual questions, but this one is 
dear off the -J.-ai: ," a CIA spokesman 
told The Washington Times. 

"Any claim (hat -*-e obstructed jus- 
see in this case is nuts." the spokes- 
man said. 

"In fact," he said, reading from a 
prepared statement. "v* cooperated 
with law enforcement authorities 
when questions iresj in 1987," 

A Washington computer-training 
company that employed Finders 
members said it trained CIA person- 
nel, but the firm's prsiiden: denied 
it was owned by tne Finders, He said 
he was unaware if any use of the 
training for co^tr: ac.ivitjes. 

Justice Depart" e~: officials have 
declined :o discuss * - hat. if any- 
thing, their orooe "as uncovered. 
"We arc still in ins review process." 
a senior official sa;d. 

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SPECIAL REPORT 




en Children 



Thousands of youngsters are abducted by strangers— and only a few are ever found 



Has anyone seen Kevin Collins? 
Kevin is lOyearsold and 4 feet 6 
inches tall, wilh brown hair. 
green eyes »nd • cheerful dispo- 
sition. When he vanished without « trace 
iflcr basketball practice at St. Agnes School 
in San Francisco on Feb. 10. the assumption 
wis thai he had been abducted, ind ihecily 
responded wiih all the shocked, if usually 
shors -lived, Jtteniiveness such outrages pro- 
voke. While San Francisco policeconducted 
a massive, round-the-dock search for the 
missing boy, volunteers distributed more 
than 100,000 fiicrs carrying his picture, the 
school offered 52.000 for information lead- 
ing to his return ind Mayor Diannc Fcin- 
stein posied in additional reward of 55,000. 
Kevin's parents, meanwhile, offered the 
only thing they could, a public appeal to hiis 
abductor that seemed all the more wrench- 
ing for the self-control it must have re- 
quired. "Wc arc not interested in seeking 
justice or punishment," said David and 
Ann Collins on local TV. "We are only 
interested in his safe return. We love our son 
and we need him." A month has passed 
wuhout a hint of the boy's whereabouts. 

ProdLi Lory Cn>dry: Of the approximately 
1 .8 million children who are reported miss- 
ing each year. 90 to 95 percent are likely to 
be runaways or youngsters abducted by a 
parent involved in a custody fight. By wide- 
ly varying estimates, anywhere from 6,000 
to 30.000 missing children are, like Kevin 
Collins, presumed to be victims of "stranger 
abduction," & crime of predatory cruelty 
usually commilted by pedophiles, pomo- 
graphers, black-markct-baby peddlers or 
childless psychotics bidding desperately for 
parenthood. Only a few cases arc solved. 
Even fewer stranger-abducted children are 
recovered alive. 

Though they constilute the smallest por- 
tion of the missing-children phenomenon, 
they can be weighted at 10 limes their 
number for the emotional havoc (hey leave 
in their wake. Norecn Gosch, of West 
Des Moines. low*, whose 12-year-old son, 
John David, vanished from his paper route 
on the morning of Sept. 5, 1982. recalls 
the sheer "physical pain" of the vigil. 
"Our hearts hurt, our stomachs hurl. 
Wc thought of him being totluicd or mur- 
dered." ihe sjys. Eighteen months later 
Nofccu snl! holds whispered convcrsa- 
tions liiih hjr son's picture io sleei her- 
■^ I J -for public tiiik.s at>out him: "Johnny, 
I trim*, liir |<uTiiijpn." 'she murmurs. 
'". . . LSui i <Jvo know you might t>e alive 




Ann and David Cull ins: 'U'rare not interested in punishment, only in kit faff f rt * r ". 



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Cinch's parents in his Udroom; 'Johnny, I know the pcrcen tafts, but you might b< etire' 



— and I'm doing something about this. 

Until recent years it was one of the sec- 
ondary shocks for parents of stolen children 
that they were alone in their crisis — and 

often m'gbtmarishly thwarted by foot-drag- 
ging police departments, jurisdictional tin- 
gles and tn FBI unable to enter tease unless 
there was clear evidence of An *bductioiu 
But things began to change about five years 
ago, when the disappearance of sU-year-old 
Etan Patz from Manhattan's Soho neigh- 
borhood brought the considerable force of 
the New York media into play. Since then, 
interest in thesubjecihaitnowb-rJJed. 

Fto^crprtat: To counteract what they re- 
gard as law-enforcement dawdling, self- 
help organization* — some of them founded 
by parents of victims — have sprung up to 
provide information ind educational pro- 
gram! and lobby for itiffer Uwt against 
abductors; tome communities have begun 
to fingerprint children and teach them how 
to protect themselves against potential ab- 
ductors (page SO). On the national level, (he 
case of Adam Walsh added to the growing 
pubhc awsrencsj. Adam, six, disappeared 
from a Scan itore in Hollywood, Fla., on 
July 27, 1981; two weeks later his severed 
h«d waj found in a canal 100 miles sway. 
Ltst October, after NBC lired "Adam," a 
l^vc-hour dramatiijiLJon of the tragic case, 
the network showed pictures tnd data on 55 
mining children. Ai i result, U of the 
children have itnce been found. (The pro- 
grim will be rebroadcait next month, with 
<1 ncwcjLses appended.) 

h was the tnguivhed testimony of Ad- 
am'i father, John W«lih, before two Senate 
subcommittees that helped lead to the Min- 
ing Children't Act of 1982, which a]- 
lowi local police and parent! appealing 
to the Fll{ to log local cava imo the bu- 
reau'i National Crime Information Center 
(NC1C) computer. {Public pressure has 

NCWSWCCK/MARCM 19. 19(4 



also forced the FBI to change it* policit. 
they now enter cases aJkr 24 houn on the 
assumption that the child has been trans- 
ported across state lines.) Last month a 
Senate subcommittee began hearing testi- 
mony oti a bill to strengthen the *82 act by 
providing funds for a national resource cen- 
ter on missing children, buttressed by a toll- 
free hot line, "Millions of children remain at 
risk, vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and 
murder," said Sen. ArJen Specter, the bill** 
cosponsor, as the hearings opened. "It is 
imperative that the federal government as- 
sume a mere ictive role.** 

But in spite of increased legislative activ- 
ity, the Uw-cniorcejrnent effort remains er- 
ratic tnd confused. Beca use t he overw hdra- 



ur hearts hurt, our 
stomachs hurt, "says Nor- 
cen GoscIl "We thought 
of [Johnny] being tor- 
tured or inu rdc red. ' ' 



ing number of the missing turn out to be 
runaways, police often avoid taking vigor- 
ous action untii 24 to AS hours have 
elapsed— long enough for an abductor io 
have escaped to another jurisdiction, where 
the search is ipt to get low priority. Richard 
RufTmo, supervisor of the missing-persons 
bureau of the Bergen County (N J. )Sh<:n!Ts 
Department (and himself a kidnapping vic- 
tim when he was nine), says that overbur- 
dened poiicc departments "will play the 
1 percentages if they have to. Uptoageninc, I 
can't conceive ofany agency thai wouldn't 
go all out, immediately, for a missing child. 
But when it gets into the age of the so-called 
runaway tone, perhaps more of an individu- 
al detenrunau'on comes into pUy." ■ 

F»l*c Leads On the whole, police dread 
such cases. Kidnappings of children are 
distressingly easy to commit and notorious- 
ly difficult to solve a stranger or s vaguely 
familiar neighborhood figure tart? « child 
into accompanying Mm on some ruse, with- 
out attracting the luspidoos of passers-by. 
The trail, if there is one, soon goes cold 
arid the police investigation sinks under s 
crushing number of false leads. Says Jay 
Ho well, a consultant to the Just ice Depart- 
ment on missing- and expIoited-chUdrer.'s 
cases: "The abduction of a chM b often a 
friendly encounter leaving no evidence be- 
hind to suggest the nature of the disappear- 




TJie Moris, *>htrr their son diiappmrtxf: 'The 



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nigh/mart Srgins with chilling iuddtnr.ns* 

79 



The Simple Rules of Safety 



Dr. Spock's bible on child-rearing 
doesn't mention it, and parents usually 
avoid it entirely or never venture beyond 
the old axiom: "Don't talk to strangers." 
In fad, child psychologists agree that next 
to mx the most difficult subject for parents 
to discuss with children is kidnapping. But 
the need for a more sophisticated ap- 
proach to the possibility of child abduc- 
tion teems clear. 

Experts believe that the best way to talk 
to youngsters about the problem without 
instilling undue fear ts to give them "sim- 
ple, direct messages" delivered straight- 
forwardly and geared (o individual age 
levels. "This should, be like telling your 
child to finish all his vegetables," suggests 
Dr. C Tomlmson Kcasey, a professor of 
developmental psychology at the Univer- 




sity of California, Riverside. To demon- 
strate what can be done in a potentially" 
dangerous situation, parents can engage 
children in role playing or make a game o( 
exercises in precaution. But adults should 
avoid giving children postabduction de- 
tails. "It's the fire— drill syndrome," says 
Nancy McBride, an instructor at the 
Adam Waish Child Resource Center in 
Plantation, Fla. "You teach kids what to 
do but not what would happen to them if 
they arc caught in a fire." 

Rlghtr Most important, children need 
to know that they have rights where 
adults are concerned, that the stranger 
who [owere over them doesn't necessarily 
have the authority to tdl them what to 
do. Ken Lanning of the FBI's Behavioral 
Science Unit calls this "assert iveness 
training for kids — teaching 
children (hat they have the - 
right to say 'no'." 

Many tips provided by 
missing-children organiza- 
tions and law-enforcement 
agencies seem obvious. But 
authorities stress that par- 
ents will often convey in- 
complete information. It is 
common, for example, for 
children to know their 
home-phone number but 
not their area code; they 
may have their street ad- 
dress down cold, but ifasked 
where that is, they might 
just as easily say Minneapo- 
lis, Massachusetts or Mil- 
waukee, To help increase a 
child's awareness of poten- 
tial danger, parents should 
consider these general rules: 

■ Make sure your child 
knows his full name, ad- 
dress (including state) And 
telephone number (includ- 
ing area code) and how to 
reach the operator or make 
a long-distance call. 

■ Teach your child that a 

Police in a Massachusetts 
class: Knowing whom 10 call 



stranger is someone that he or you doni 
know or don't know very well. "Dad"* 
strangers arc people who want kids to go 
somewhere with them or want to give them 
a present, like candy or a puppy, or want to 
take their picture, Tell your child that iThe 
meets any bad strangers he should tcii you 
about them. Many experts offer even 
stronger advice: they say children should 
avoid strangers entirely. 

■ Tell your child that it is unusual for 
adults to ask children for help or for direc- 
tions and that it is best to ignore them. If a 
stranger calls your child to t car, he 
shouldn't go near it. If he is followed by an 
automobile or on foot, he should run 
home, to the nearest public place or yell, 
"Help!" Children should not run and hide 
in a deserted place. s 

i Keep a copy of your child's fingerprints 
and be able to locate dental records. Tale 
photographs every year (four times annu- 
ally for children under two). 

■ Don't buy items with your child's name 
on them, such as T shirts or lunch boxes- 
Children will respond more readily to a 
stranger if they are addressed by tmmc. 

a Instruct your child never to answer the 
door when home alone or tell anyone over 
the phone that he is home alone. 

■ Outline what your child should do if he 
becomes separated from you. If separated 
while shopping, the child should not look 
for you but go immediately to the neares 
checkout counter and ask a clerk for 
assistance. Tell him never to go to the 
parking lot. 

■ Never leave a chfld unattended in a car. 
Advise him to walk and play with other 
children if you are not around. 

* Be sure your child's school or day-care 
center will not release him lo anyone but 
you or someone designated by you. Set a 
code word with your child to be used as a 
signal if you send an unfamiliar adult to 
pick him up. 

■ Tell your child that no one has the 
right to touch him or make him feel un- 
comfortable or ask him to keep a secret 
from you. 

Often, spurred on by tragic incidents En 
(heir own areas, parents are organizing 
outside the home as well. Afler * three- 
month-old infant girl was abducted from a 
day-care center in Grand Prairie, Texas, 
last September, the city council passed 



ance. It is unique in law enforcement." 
The nightmare can begin with chilling 
suddenness; Adam Waish vanished during 
the eight minutes in which his mother says 
she left him alone in the toy department of a 
Scars store while she shopped for a lamp 
nearby.' A security guard remembered 
I h rowings rowdy group of cider boys out of 
the store and admitled six-year-old Adam 
might have been among them. Deyond thai, 
there was nothing but vague recolkctiansof 
witnesses, including a iO-ycar-old who un- 



derwent hypnosis, of teeing Adam with a 
mustached man with a blue van. Two weeks 
later fishermen found Adam's head in a 
canal near V c ro Beach. 

Two-and-*-half-year-old Russell Mort 
disappeared on May 5, 1962, some time 
between 12:20 p.m., when his mother sent 
him to play outside their trailer in a Wheat- 
field, N.Y., mobile-homes court, and 12:25 
p.m., when she poked her head out the door 
so check on htm. By 5 p.m. around 5CXJ 
people, plus the police, I he volunteer fire 



department and a bloodhound were search- 
ing for him. The bloodhound traced his 
scent !0 a road leading out of the trailer 
park, and police havesince followed leads in 
21 stales and Canada. Sut Russell is still 
missing, and Rulh Mort says she tries, at 
this stage, to keep her weeping down so 
"Vhree times a week," 

Kevin Collins finished basketball prac- 
lice at San Francisco's Si. Agnes School at 6 
p.m. on Feb. 10. Then he and some schoW- 
niates headed toward a iruck driven by Paul 



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NF.WSWEEK/MARCH 19, 




SPECIAL REPORT 



Fingerprinting in Iowa: Record ktxpitif 

stringent cUy-carc-ccntcr regulations that 
are I he model for state legislation, now 
pending. In Salt Lake City, where Arthur 
Gary Bishop is on trial, charged with the 
murder of five boys, ages -* to 13. elemen- 
tary schools have launched a program 
called "You're in Charge" to teach chil- 
dren about street safely and the ploys of 
would-be abductors. ' 

Law-enforcement officials are con- 
■ vinced these measures can make a differ- 
ence. "Wc need to make children comfort- 
able about reporting situations when 
someone has approached them or touched 
them inappropriately," says Jay HowelL a 
former Senate investigator now serving as 
a consultant to the Justice Department on 
missing and exploited children. "If w* can 
get that single message across to America, 
wc will see a mushrooming in the investiga- 
tion of these cases." If legislation now be- 
fore Congress is passed, a national hot line 
will be established to assist in missing- 
children cases. Until then, parents inter* 
csted in finding out about local programs 
should call Child Find Inc. 'i toll-rrecnum- 
ber {80CM3 1-5005) or contact their local 
school or police. 

N1KKI FINKE GREENBERG -^ih 
HOLLY MORRIS in AlUni* *nd b*ra« report* 



Fonl&na. the sixth-gradc basketball coach, 
for a lift home. Bui Kevin never got 10 the 
truck, parked only a block away, and nei- 
ther Fontana nor the other children have 
any idea what happened to him. One wit- 
ness claimed to have seen him 15 minutes 
later at a bus stop. • block to i he south. Two 
01 her witnesses say they saw him 13 minutes 
after Ilia, on a corner two blocks north 
{landing nc.tr a man and a large black dog. 
Since then, searchers have questioned 
around 2.000 people -who live along the bus 

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route Kevin sometimes took home. There 
have been scores of tips— some from psy- 
chics who ire often called in on missing- 
person cases. One took them to an aban- 
doned brewery, where they searched ail 35 
vats. There were three sightings in the Sac- 
ramento area: one woman saw a child re- 
sembling Kevin seated in a froien-yogurt 
shop between two men; another saw him 
with two men in an old Chevrolet sedan 
loaded with camping gear. Police actually 
tracked the car down — none too swiftly. 
Kevin's parents complained— but the child 
was not Kevin. Meanwhile, David and Ann 
Collins sit at home, with their eight other 
children, waiting for news. 

The wait can be excruciating. Almost five 
years and thousands of dashed hopes after 
-fheir son Elan Patt disappeared on his w*y 
to his Manhattan school one spring morn- 
ing. Sum and Julie Vnz are in therapy, 
trying to regain some perspective on their 
lives. The once ubiquitous posters of Elan 
have disappeared, public interest has long 
since subsided, and although the police sull 
check out leads (more than 1 ,000 in the past 
year alone, including one that took them as 
far as Israel), there has never been i real clue 
to his fate. "Don't think we're bricks," says 
Stan. "We're getting counseling and I think 
some kind of therapy is needed in a situation 
such as ours. What makes it more difficult 
than a mugging or a homicide is there is no 
resolution. We have no evidence 
he is dead and no evidence he is 
alive. The first week we couldn't 
eat, we didn't think wc could sur- 
vive one month without him. That 
in May it wili be five years is some- 
thing that when it started would 
have been inconceivable." 

Blue Sedan: It is always incon- 
ceivable, the more so because rt 
can begin, as Stan Patz says of 
Elan's disappearance, "with a 
very ordinary occurrence. He is 
late — very late coming home from 
schocL" John David Gosch still 
hasn't come home from the paper 
route he went out on in West Dcs 
Moines, Iowa, on Sunday morn- 
ing. Sept. 5, 1982, although his 
miniature dachshund, Grctchen, 
did— "the only living thing," his 
mother believes, "that saw what 
happened to Johnny." There were Chcne 
no other direct witnesses to the 
event, but as private detectives pieced it 
together, the boy may have been seized by 
one of t wo men who approached him, one in 
a blue sedan and one on fool. "I grew up 
watching 'The FIJI Story' with Efrcm Zim- 
balist Jr. blazing across the screen as he 
solved all those kidnappings," Noiecn 
Gosch says. "It was hard for us to rcalizcwc 
wouldn't ^ct an answer soon. 

Norcen and her husband, John, ln*e 
done about all !hul is humanly po\sthlc Ui 
find the answer themselves. They hnve held 



a^ niin™iBn-w . -j^r^ ,,n .1,1 ti-^ - 

L he abduction of a \ 
child is often a friendly 
encounter leaving no evi- 
dence behind, his unique ! 
in la w enforcement. " 



garage sales, auctions, pancake breakfasts, 
even horse shows, and sold 100,000 candy 
bars with wrappers carrying his picture and 
the legend "Help Find Johnny Gosch"— ill 
to raise around 280,000, most of which has 
gone to private-detective agencies. They 
have conducted 200 "abduction aware- 
ness" programs for schools, PTA's and 
service organizations- On alternate Friday 
nights they meet with 20 or 30 supporters to 
discuss possible leads in the case. They send 
out a monthly newsletter and. with the help 
of two pizxa chains and several other busi- 
nesses, tbey have blanketed the country 
with 1 million fliers seeking information on 
Johnny. "It's the kind of effort you have to 
make," explains Norcen. "You're just one 
of a thousand good causes.** 

Oral; Calk: Casting the net so wide inevi- 
tably has brought up some strange fish. The 
Goschcs have received around 700 crank 
calls since Johnny's disappearance- Most 
unnerving was * September 1 9X3 call from a 




Kennedy (forrtrvund), family: Rar* outcome 

man who said, "I've got Johnny. He's alive 
and you're never going to get him back. 
Mrs. Gosch. never." The Chicago detective 
agency now working Tor the family says 
there have also been hundreds of well- 
meaning but erroneous reports. 

One seemingly near miss has tormented 
the Gosches. According to Noreen, esriy 
Uil year a teen-age boy approached » worn* 
an leaving a convenience store in a Soulh- 
weMcrn ciiy and urgently said."Myninifi* 
' - ' (Continued on /v^'f rt ij 



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A Stranger Conies Home 



Steven Stayncr his come home, in a 
wny. !n J 9 SO Steven's parents and lhe 
medra celebrated llic blessed return of a 
boy who had been kidnapped at seven in 
Merced, Caiif., and escaped !o freedom 
icven years later, with a laltooon his arm 
but otherwise seemingly undamaged. As 
he lold the story then, he bore no grudge 
against lhe abductor he had learned lo 
call "Dad" — 43-yearoId Kenneth Par- 
nell — who he said had never sexually 
abused him and had enrolled him in var- 
ious schools around [he state. Even Dis- 
trict Attorney Joe Allen, who eventually 
won a kidnapping conviction against Par- 
nell, acknowledged: "The two developed 
a close relationship. Apparently the man 
wis kind to him." 

It was something like that, and it was 
nothing like that. Recently, aiicr some 
counseling sessions with Gary Hewitt 
of the Center for Missing Children, Ste- 
ven gave a more candid account to 
Newsweek's Susan Agrest. According 
to Steven, Paraeil— * man whose own 
father deserted hira at five and who once 
screed time for molesting an eight-year- 
old boy — became both his daytime father 
and his nighttime sexual abuser. Parndl 
sodomized him on their first day together, 
threatened him with beatings, convinced 
himhc wasn't wanted at home and gridu- 



With Timmjz 'Do or die' 




ally demoralized him inlo half-wilimp 
captivity. 

It had Lxgun in December 1972, when 
I'arneil and a mate companion got Steven 
into their car on the pretext that t hey were 
going to drive him home and ask his 
mother 10 make a church donation. In- 
stead, Par nc II got out and 
pretended to phone Mrs. 
Siayner, then said he had 
gotten her permission 10 
keep Steven overnight. 
He learned that Steven 
had been punished by his 
father the day before and 
played on it, telling Ste* 
ven Later that his parents 
didn't want him. "I won- 
dered if it was true," re- 
calls Steven. "For the 
first 10 days I cried and 
said I wanted to go home. 
But shortly a^er that 
I began to play in his 
house. It was also fear- 
he -didn't like to see me 
cry." Parndl, says Ste- 
ven, had a terrible temper and would whip 
him when he was an gercd. 

A week after the abduction, Pamdl 
Said he had court papers to change 
Steven's name to Dennis, and he asked 
the boy to call him Dad. 
"1 had hopes some day 
my parents would want 
me back," says Steven. 
"1 used to have fantasy 
thoughts of family life, but 
as time went on they 
dimmed and dimmed." 

Churns: At about the age 
of nine, he began to realize 
"things weren't right — 
my parents wouldn't have 
hired a guy to pick me off 
the street." Afraid ofbeing 
beaten, he made no at- 
tempt to run away even 
when PamciJ was out of 
the house working. But 
he would scan newspapers 
and TV to see if his parents 
were seeking him. "I'd ask 
myself, 'Mom and Dad, 
where lhe hell are you?" It 
somehow reinforced the 
lie that ParncH told me 
theydidn'l want me." 

Despite the constant 
fear and sejual abuse, Ste- 
ven settled into a sem- 
blance of family life as 
Parnell'i son. H ccrcaicd 4 

Stevtn, ith parct\S\: 'W!tv. 
donn '? t)nd hu\; mc?* 




fiuional family history io answer ordi- 
nary questions school chums asked about 
his life. He got Christmas presents and 
birthday gifts, made friends and w C nt 
10 school— though he was repeatedly in 
trouble for setting fires and fighting, 

At times he attended some of the very- 
same schools that his family had sent 
fliers to in search of their missing son 
but apparently no one had looked hard 
enough at lhe Slayner 
phoiograph to realize 
lh*l "Dennis Pamelt" 
was the missing child. 

'Coogratuiatiorur*: On 
Valentine's Day 1980, 
Pameil brought home 
a fresh captive — a five- 
year-old boy named 
Timmy White — and be- 
gan taunting Steven that 
he wis growing too old. 
Timmy kept crying and 
asking to go home, pain- 
fully reminding Steven 
of his own first days 
with Pamdl. "! couldn't 
see Timmy suffer," he 
says. "It was my do-or- 
die chancer — and I also 
would be coming home for doing 
something positive, maybe get some 
congratulations." 

Sixteen days after Timmy had been 
kidnapped, Steven brought him to a 
Ukiah, Calif., police station, and was 
himself reclaimed. (Pamdl was subse- 
quently tried and convicted of kidnap- 
ping charges. Currently he is imprisoned 
at Soledad, and will be eligible for parole 
in September 1985.) But the homecom- 
ing lias been a troubled one, as Steven 
evokes it in a stream of anguished, con- 
tradictory reflections. "I returned al- 
most a grown man, and yet my parents 
saw me at first as their seven-year-old." 
he says. "After they stopped trying to 
teach me the fundamentals al! over again 
it got better . . . Why doesn't my dad hug 
me anymore? I guess seven years 
changed him, too. We used to go to the 
lake fishing. He just sits in the house. 
Everything has changed . . . Sometimes I 
blame myself. 1 don't know sometimes if 
I should have come home. Would I have 
been belter oFT if I didn't?" 

His parents say "absolutely not," 
though last year they ordered him out of 
the house twice after quarrels. "Small 
iirguments gc! out of hind," he says. 
"We're ail emotionally strained. ! don't 
cry — in seven years I built a wail around 
myself If 1 could, I might not be able to 
stop." At I 3, he is planning to go off to a 
j\M]ior college, and worried that his de- 
pariure will upset his parents again. Bui 
111 a sense, lhe l»y lhe Slayrters lost never 
(.■nine nil the way home. 

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SPECIAL REPORT 

(Continued from p*Jgf SI) 
John David Govrh — please help mc, lidyl" 
[kfcre I he woman could do anything, Iwo 
mm appeared frcm iround the corner, 
twisted ihc boy's arm behind his back and 
drsf^cd him olT. She followed tiicrn to an 
a pari merit complex, then called the police, 
who dismissed ihc incident as probably » 
family problem. Seven mc nth slaters he rec- 
cgnii-cd Johnny's faccin * gallery ofmissing 
children shown at ihc end of ihc "Adam" 
dism*ti£*tion on N!3C, »nd she got word to 
E he Gosches. 

Dr_m*^ $<dtz TIi edct eel ivce genesis now 
concentrating its torch in (he area of that 
sighting. Dut ihc Gosches ire bitter at the 
indifferent police response. "The reeling of 
coming ihM ciove and not getting him just 
runs a knife through mc," say-j Noreoi.Tbc 
family's relations Triihtbc West Des Moines 
police soured shortly after Johnny's disap- 
|>eirance md deteriorated into name-cat]- 
ing is the weeks and months, wore on. At 
one point the Gosches threatened « 515 
million damage suit against the city. "It 
became our burden lo prove Johnny was in 
dangeT," Norccn complains. 

The relations with police are almost un- 
avoidably rancorous in missing-children 
cases — much as they often arc in a mugging 
case. The frantic families of victims under- 
standably want an all-out effort, but what 
they encounter art the routine, sometimes 
enigmatic, processes of the law. Despite the 
massive hunt for her son, Ruth Mort is still 
furious that police only searched under the 
186 trailers in her mobile-home park and 
never got warrants to search inside the trail- 
ers — although they did tear apart her own. 
Once, she recalls, she even bawled out the 
federal lawmen. "When I start praying to 
the FBI, then I'll believe you make no mis- 
takes," she told an agent. Typically, the 
families vent "displaced anger," says Gary 
Hewitt, executive director of the Center for 
MissingChildnm in Rochest cr,N.Y., which 
counsels victims and their relatives. "Likein 
suffering a death, they go through denial, 
anger, grief — bul :hcre is no funeral, no 
fu nerai director to take care of their needs." 
.No Man'» Lmmi; In any casc, the problem 
is not so much the local police department, 
which may keep track of a case for years, 
but the difficulty of getting the same 
degree of interest from other departments. 
Unfortunately, missing children Fall al- 
most immediately into the jurisdictional 
no man's land — -across state lines and bu- 
reaucracies — (hat is one of ihc weakesl 
areas of the justice system. It would seem 
the natural pl*cc for the FBI to step in, 
but tile bureau is not required to do so and 
ihc onus of investigations still fails on 
local police. 

The Justice Department itself lobbied 
vigoroijily against the missing-children act 
because it feared the new iaw would thrust 
the bureau imo the free-fire zone between 
polic." and parents 'and that pa reins would 

NI'^'^a'K/MAKGI i9, HM 




The fatter Funuiti£ a thou tend leads 

misinterpret it to mean the FBI was always 
obliged to become involved. Some federal 
agents, moreover, believe that when a child 
vanishes, chances are he has run away, or 
succumbed to enticement, owing (o trouble 
at home. "What has to be recognized,*" says 
Ken Lanning of the FBI Academy's Behav- 
ioral Science Unit in Quantico, Va., "is that 
it's relatively rare to have a family with Mr. 
and Mrs. All-America and — boom — the 
kid's gone. By and Urge, in most of these 
cases, there's something there" 

Indeed, the parents, because of the statis- 
tics, areoften the first inspects when a child 
disappears. It is one of the many insults 
added to their injury — along with the whis- 
perings of friends and total strangers about 




X a rents ore often, sus- j 

pacts. It is another insult \ 

added to (heir injury, \ 

along with whisperings i 

about their competence. " : 



Walsh talks to reporters: Fueling nr*' la^-s, 



"" *" ■ ■ ■ ■ Will ■ 

their paroi I al competence. M»ny are made 
to submit to lie -detector tests and intensive 
investigation of their past. Norccn Gcsch 
had to produce hex first husband's death 
certificate when rumors circulated that he 
was alivcand had abducted Johnny. Where 
there .were no answers, Julie Pan told a 
Senate subcommittee in 198], people 
"made up their own." Blaming the vic- 
tims, apparently, satisfies some perverse 
public need. 

About the abductors themselves, rela- 
tively little is known because there has born 
so little coordination of investigative data 
from around the country. The FBI Acade- 
my's Behavioral Science Unit broadly cate- 
gorizes them as: 

■ The psychcrtic: Usually a woman who has 
lost a baby or cannot conceive and steals a 
child to fill the maternal void. 

■ The profiteer: A criminal aploitcr whe 
sells babies to pomographers or adoption 
rings. Another type under this heading is 
the kidnapping for ransom, but far fewer of 
those have occurred in recent years, 

■ The pedophile: Perhaps ihc Largest catc 
gory. Often an otherwise respectable com- 
munity member who abducts a child pri 
manly for scJtual purposes. A pedophile 
may abduct a child for only a day or a few 
hours or he may try to keep him indefinite- 
ly — and murder him when he demands ic 
be taken home. 

■ The "serial" killer: The best known case ii 
recent history was in Atlanta when 29 youn; 
blacks— ages 7 lo 27 — were abducted anc 
killed. Wayne Williams was convicted To: 
the murders of two of i he older victims. 

TheFBI hasaconsiderablefileofmanuai 
and other materials on child seduction i ha 
have purportedly been produced by and fo 
pedophiles. And some authorities corrobo 
rate the unit's ca t ego riza lions. "There ar. 
people out there looking for surrogate chil 
drcn, there arc people who steal kids to sel 
them, there are people who want 1o c*ploi 
them sexually or kill them." says Tacorr.: 
detective Roger Price. "It's sad but true." 

Price is working on a tragic case of hi 
own at the moment. A litile over a year age 
a Taconia man named Stanley Guidro 
went strolling in a neighborhood park witi 
his two-year-old son. Wallace, »nd enccun 
tered a couple with a small blond girl. Whil 
the children played together, the adult 
struck up a friendly convention and, prc-> 
erilly. the iwa men went off !u have a quic' 
beer. leaving (he toddlers with the woman 
On the way back, GuidroJi's cmnpanitu 








Kccfinz hofX clirc Tht Collins family and local volunteer! work io find Kcrin 



took off in another direction and he re- 
turned to the park to retrieve hi* aoo, but 
the woman and the children were, gone. 
Wallace has not been found. His father, 
itricken with guilt, took in overdose of 
sleeping pills two days liter and bid to be 
hospttaliied. 

Leaving WiIIjlcc with a stranger may 
have been a careless act, but no parent is 
always on guard. Guidrot thought he was 
dealing with a wholesome family group; 
Detective Price thin la it may have been 
a preplanned abduction. Seven -week-old 
Cherie Kennedy was nolen from her moth- 
er's arms in a Ft. Worth outpatient clinic 
last May by a **woman in white" who asied a 
if .the could show the baby to "the other 
nurses." Six months later, on a tip from her 
lister, federal agents arrested a woman 
named Linda Gomel, and recovered the 
Keened y bsby. Gomcx, described by rela- 
tives as **a very tick person** who wanted a 
child of her own &o badly that she used to 
Muff pillows under her blouse and pretend 
the was pregnant, is scheduled to be tried 
for kidnapping nest month. 

Vbrracd Pareaoc Parents of older kid- 
nap victims often berate themselves bitter- 
ly for raising their children to be too sub- 
missive to adults. "If I had laughl him to 
icrtara, he might be dive now," says John 
Walsh in NBC's "'Adam" docu-drama. It 
is a sentiment that has been echoed in 
*lmost precisely those words by the others. 
Yet, as the Guidror and Kennedy cases 
demonstrate, parenti themselves can be 
disarmed just long enough to be victim- 
vied. And it would take an uncommonly 
ilea child — or a very skittish one — (o run 
screaming from an encounter with a 
friendly urangcr. 

ScJf'hclp groups coun&ei parents against 
she iiceraling guilis that drsiray to many of 
t heir mirriages aft era child disappears. Dul 



lb 



the main educational effort b aimed a I 
teaching children to be mo re self- possessed, 
even aggressive, with adult strangers who 
approach them. It is a notion that many 
pareoti find heretical, and some worry that 
it will make their children needlessly fcarfuL 
But others believe it is the lesser evil. *Td 
rather have Meghan a little paranoid than 
have to identify her body in the morgue," 
says John Walsh, referring to the daughter 
who was bora after Adam was killed. 

The self-help groups have become a vig- 
orous force not only in educational pro- 
grams but lobbying for legislation and na- 
tional networks of information that have led 
to the recovery of missing children. The 
Society for Young Victims, based tn New- 
port, KL, circulates photos of the children 
and assists police and parents in the search- 
es. In the wake of the murders of five chil- 
dren. Sail Lake Oty'j SLAM (Society's 
League Against Child Molestation) helped 
push through a new state law — billed as the 
country's toughest — that mandates mini- 
mum, ^determinate prison terms for per- 
sons convicted of kidnapping or sexually 
abusing a child under I A. "We're just shout- 
ing a little louder out here," says Dorothy 
Williams, head of Salt Lake City's chapter 
of Child Find 

The Adam Walsh Child Resource Cen- 
ter, headed by Adam's father. John, finger- 
prints young children ind monitors court- 
room trials of sexual molesters. Child Find 
itself, the oldest (1980) and perhaps largest 
of the self-help groups, puis out an annual 
directory of missing children, with month- 
ly supplements. In Connecticut and New 
Jersey the directories ire distributed 
statewide in the public tchools, and the 
organization is aiming at national distribu- 
tion by next year. 

Yet for il! their efTbns, the sclMvip 
groups sic barely able to cover the tern- 



death, [parents] feel an- 
gcr and grief — but (here 
is no funeral director to 
take care of their needs. ". 



tory. Most of them arc overextended. The 
Center for Missing Children, for example, 
operates on a ihoestring tince last June it 
hJas spent just $20,000, raised from loans. 
donationi and a benefit party. "The prob- 
lem it bigger than any of us," tays Child 
Find founder Gloria Ycrkovich. "W: refer 
and refer and refer." 

The principal burden (till rests with the 
police, and it is a measure of thefuxzincssof 
the law-enfcrccmcnl effort that there are 
still no reliable itatiitics on child abduction. 
Tite figure that is most often heard is 50,000 
abductions a year, but that number, argues 
the Centex for Mining Children's Gary 
Hewitt, is "not even a best guess. The num- 
bers came out of the sky." Based on his own 
research, Hewitt uyt, a more accurate esti- 
mate is 6,000 to i, COO. 

Part of the problem, clearly, is that most 
police-department records don't distin- 
guish between runaways and abductions or 
adult and juvenile missing persons. In most 
cases, a ™win; child is simply missing. For 
activists in the field, and in the absence of 
clarifyin g evidence, that conundrum under- 
scores the importance of funding the na- 
tional resource center and clearinghouse 
proposed in the pending Missing Children's 
Assistance Act. Besides coordinating spe- 
cific local data, it could furnish vital infor- 
mation **p*ttcrns" on typical abductors, 
typical victims or places and circumstances 
in which abductions happen. 

MocncBcri Nodce Meanwhile, for some 
parents, the data on missing children are all 
too precise. Ruth Mort still fantasizes thai 
her son, Russell, has ton-chow, miraculous- 
ly, landed with loving foster parents. The 
Paties still cling to the hope that Etan i: 
alive, after five years. At the Gosches' horns 
in West Des Moines, Johnny's room re 
mains as he left it, except for his bed, upor 
which sits a suitcase packed with his cloth- 
ing, ready to go alt moment's notice shoulc 
he be found. 

The bed also holds greeting cards am 
presents meant for their son for every holi 
day since his disappearance. The marks o 
their grief are everywhere, yet they keep i 
muted, "Sometimes it'i tough— -oh, is it dii 
ficult for us," uyt Noreen. "But wctook 
vow never lo forget who the victim is. Th 
victim ii Johnny." 

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vwmmuoriby the U3- Ationny't Of- 
fat Its ctiwtfi included wvtrd ttp 
aowTBnieni and buiirv**5 o/T*ci*Ji 
from Wjshnriior. iiid J broad. 

Among the di&its idsntj/i*d 111 
hundreds a! crwhi-tArt) vtwchtn 
oU*mtd by The WaaMJifiiMi Timai 
— and ideriiried by rr^le proiiiruu* 
and escort operators — *re itov*™ 
rtuni officii^ bdily tai«d Ui 
military offiours, bunr.fciimCA, law- 
yer,, bankera, concresiionAl aide*. 
^^Jia rwrc*esiiatives »nd oijur 
profeifioTLtli. 

Mr. Spruce* irJlucnet »pr.«*red 
unlimited, nfniy demonstrated by 
LiijbjiHy u> a^rau^i; n-JilysiinnMti . 
cjf -tBSFWhia 'Howe, ■c4rdift«- to 
th.iK penwu vSaa i*id. tfccy i took 
pin In thiit toar*. 

-It w«i .' >Soi-ih«-rt(.g lime fcr 
Oilg Spenci." liid'orie persw who 
v*crit oc * -'uly 3, 19S8, tour ^*i iii- 
cludcaJ r*c ra*ie p'roaiiiuies. 'Hi 
just wuiied everyone to know juji 
how ijinnti powerful he w»s." iajJ 
!tw ?erwn. "And when we wert 
st rolling tti rough I he 'iVhite HouiC ai 
1 o'clock m th« Ervornins, •** v^rt 
bdnr.tri." 

Oie mu 1 . who wai on the ocwr out 
oi^cd not to b* earned Tcj- tear u 
wo ju3 damage his bpui«s s»id si 
was cleared b^ a uriiformtd Secrei 
SciTite guard •whom the rmn hjd 
aeen itiendinfi Mr. Sperie'i farUes 
jl3 »bodys^ard- 

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Po^nyT^/ a™ J. Se^c« OwnortslrtWd his influx by pic^Kf'nS UM 
riflht »tfoUi iruoofln ttw White HoyM <c* aroops 0< «M«l*d i'i«'W» 

■R$C calls scandal 
a s tragic situation' 



tjiical l«»<l*ri r**oeJ cjutteuily 

IngiMi Time* til* I Wy Rw^an 'and 
3u*3i admuiutnuioaorficULsapecn- 
sMrad in a t«d*n»l probe of homa- 

! -Trt*rt'» no rwkion la. cie»nif'.s 

! anyoody out |of office because thev 

! used homosexual profundi." stid 

| U£lieGoodniAr.,a spoiwFworc^for 



Republican Nitions! CorciiiliiM 
Ch»irm*r, Ue Arwatcr. 

■It's a pcr»oal jirujiion. lit * 
tragic *ii'J*tion if people hav* in if 
snn to projtiiuics," the COP spokw 
womin said. "But ifusrc's n^ »i* n - 
dj.nl for peopie ir. the federal 
(tcvernment that's difTcrcnt th^ii wr 
ih* 'aweri8<i Jc*on 'he street."' 

However, g top Ubor Dep^runen! 
sdvi«r to Secretary SJiwbcth DwJc 
reiifir.ed yesttrdiy s/ter d£- 
knowledginK tn Thi Tjmw ti^i he 

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^q Public Raialions ■ Lobbying 

t*ecu(ive Bldg. - Suite 300 

£21 So. 14th 

Uncoin, NE 6B508 

Nebraska Department of Social Services 

Douglas County Attorney 

Omaha Police Department 

Nebraska Foster Care Keviaw Board 7 may ^qi 

Nebraska State- Attorney General 

Nebraska Legislature Health and Welfare Committee 

Nebraska Legislature Judiciary Coiwnittea 

Douglas County Sheriff's office 

U.S. Attorney for State of Nebraska 

Nebraska Leadenhip Conference 

Dr. Beverly Mead, Creighton University 

Dr. Judienne Densen-Gerfcer 

w 4 1 J y - S u°i 1 ff' ?"«»"« «1 Hedicai Center 
Judge Patrick Mullen/Douglas Co. Dist Crt 

Dear people t 




cause to believe that TSkiiS j™ 1 ^* having "reasonable 
n«glect?.7?" ° hUd ha * been au ^ect«d to abuse or 



I believe that under this law I have an oblioat'on t« nfftv u B 
information I have received fro* in individual S™d PaSl 

iie first provided information to public official* Eld* 7+ 

The information has come to ma *■ * rB .„ii. «* . 

of child abuse he god either witne.e.d or been a viitiS Sf? 

legislatively ordered psvchiatri.fc n»??Si*Ti tl «-*d ^ ^ 
her ep.ci.uJin, i„ Jt^SSSn^^SS^STS^" 



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thoroughly examined fh- young man, 

Aa x understand it ti.am all of them, they have included t-w 
the ailment Mr, Bonacci suffers is a direct MnwSSencS of 
very serxcua trauma caused by child abuse over a prolonged 
period or.tiiw. Another characteristic the Court ordered 
>*ychiatri»t Mead of Omaha and L*dTis3^^oi„ Z"5:^r5 aersd 




*u ■ ]' -j , uisiocterLsuc ox ^nis kfd syndrome is that 
I£;« ndl E d l!i J h «*ct«i.ti«lly tells the trSth about th« 
J5 ae j A £ 1 5*? t the truth so far as they know it or oeretL. 
«L? n 2*£ 8ta r n 5 Lt ' J h * records of the third wchiStr?5t trl 
nltlZt ft^S?*" ^ Hen ' btit * Presume law inlorcSiSSf It 
££?£? ^ v « sti 9«tiy B authorities would have th. ability to 
obtain thmrimlti which t am not at liberty to discuss 
hare as per Judge Mullen's order. ■'■*««y " Q1SCLSS 

Howjver, each of them have also reoaatedlv *mr,h««^-rt t-i, 

j"y 1 I"«?i«?i Q S 1, »!!ri V '?! not don « a J th ? tima °< the Grand 
DEAL h?t5 mS 9 SsSS-??^*)!" P u; rpos« oi this latter i» NOT TO 

iiilii 1"- So^gfe SKI g i&g^ 

*-h« «.ik ■ ?" bean o°t*m«d relative to child abuse nf 
othelS!!3M2h C i V J n ' n ?£ onl y Mr " Bonacci but 2 hS.S of ° f 
?«r?n »^i C L 1 5 forraotion xs T HE COMPOSITE OF HIS STORY OP 

bJinn nrnSTS-S 1 !" th £f =?">po«ite ha. been available and is 
being provided to authontle. immediately upon transcription. 

"L f^ a S ci t ha !, *9r««d that he wanta to comply with Nebraska 
y oi ooiiterating the nan., of certain individuals 



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whoio nama, because oi national autcnirian ^„i, u 
immediately r.eogniwbU and would S2t "Sow iidiS?* i 
rxaJc *or their life, tnose individuals at 

law. s "j. n g tne investigation* as required by 

Personalities is simply tScomolv wf?i v°u Y V f a the «i»«*«nt 
ia*s, p y ° cow P i y with Nebraska Child Abusa 

will provide than So U e 'nronLT^^ ^? y ar « Diablo, I 
investigation, 4cm to u,e Proper authorities for further 

course in compliance with Shr..£- f that and, and of 
information »6ould go to thJ SSSSSr 1 ?^ h *J 991 * thi. 
authorities and anv oth-r n™E 2 P *M?? « nfo *caniant 
ftcpping child aSS^ac?fv?t$ P8r i5 n ^^L s wh ° « B «.± lt in 
instructions, I a™ makino thfc ^JL 1 " ^* 11 " with tii0 *« 
and will proiid«^hKK2? oth2r «2i^ i0n av *fl*bl* to you 
request. " 0tft8r a ««i*tanca or information you 

Finally, Mr. Bonacci would coon#rjif. ^*.i// .l... , . 
way posaibls including furtSel^edicari^^ 110 ^ 11 " in * n * 
or usa ofothar scientific topuS or \&Z£V Ff^raph e*aits 
for detarmining and verif vine Ahf *rXS.* Stl 2 atlve 9«thods 
stories. * « IJ -xyj.ng/tha a^dutacy of Mr^Jtenacei ' a 



John W. Da Catnp, attar ifiy 



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Mr. Ted Gunderson wrote to Nebraska Attorney General 
Don Stenberg on January 3, 1992, alerting him to possible 
misconduct by various law enforcement agencies in the state 
of Nebraska. 

Mr. Stenberg responded January 28, 1992. These letters in 
their entirety are included in this report. 

Also included are copies of letters to the FBI, copies of 
letters to the U.S. Attorney General, and their responses. 






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January 3, 1992 

' Honorable Don Stenberg - - ■ ■ ■ 

State Capitol, Room 2115 
P.O. Box 98920 
Lincoln, NE 6S509-49C6 

Dear Mr. Stenberg: 

J have been asJced by the Nebraska LeaH^M* /-\w. 

£ti£sr cJdit u - n ; -£^^^^ 

" fnvSSn: ra8lerial "" '"" Sefaed " f0 "° WS ' * ith n ° fc — ™°-up 
a) FBI raid on Franklin Credit Union November 4, 1988. 
fa) Omaha Police Department arrest of Peter Citron in February 1990. 
• e) Sarpy County Sheriffs Office raid on residence of Mike Heavrin. 
d) Oniha Police Department Invention of Walter Carbon.and Joe 



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rn^J; 1 •• e . summer of 19 '0 the FBI reviewed the Senate Franklin Credit 
Committee ln „„ tlgatI0n fi , es ^^ ^ iss . wieS Sera.o 

I^ran Schm.t It w* ]„« learned that a number of items „? mUsing 

AJisha Owen's first attorney, Fam Vucheuch, provided privileged attornev. 
cheat jufwmit on to the FBI. She also failed to file a ttaefr appeal K 
Owen's coition on bad check charges, j*. VuehaticrX, . wfflfc bin 
romantically involved wh an FBI agent. reportedly been 

2f £? nS^l^." r P Con ^ ren " has dev * J °P«d information that the FBI 
S^dSnStr'ti?™ 8110 ' 1 10 0maha ^ Stati ^ bu < •*" «» - 

Larry King and others were never subpoenaed to the Dousias Coumv r «^ 



Member. Society of former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau cj !r,v e5tig , lior , 



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Honorable Don Stenberg 
January 3, 1992 
Page 2 



6. Numerous individuals Identified as perpetrators have neve: been interviewed 
by law enforcement officers. 

7. Instead of conducting follow-up interviews, law enforcement officers, 
, particularly the FBI, have attempted to discredit and harass the victims 

(claims made by Alislu Owen, Paul Bonacci and Troy Boner. Boner advises 
that the FBI, U.S. Attorney's Ron Lahners and Tom Thalkin threatened hirn 
that "if he didn't recant his testimony they'd bring him up on perjury charges 
and send him to jail"). 

8. Paul Bonacci has new information about the Johnny Gosch kidnapping case 
in Des Moines, Iowa, yet law enforcement officers refuse to interview him or 
to consider further investigation of the matter. Parents of the victim advise 
that based on their interview with Bonacci they are confident he is telling the 

truth. 

9. In February 1990 Robert Fenr.er, General Counsel for the National Credit 
Union Association, was advised by the FBI not to cooperate with the Franklin 
Credit Committee's investigator, Gary Caradori, 

10. On March 9 h 1990 the FBI attempted to entrap Owen by taping an arranged 
phone call from Boner to her. 

11. A deposition by former Omaha Chief of Police Robert Wadman disappeared 
during the Owen trial. 

12* Wadman Hed.under oath claiming, he was not carrying a gun during the period 
Owen says she was involved with him. 

I hope you will look into the above matters. 

Sincerely, ^ . 

Ttd L. Gunderson 

TLG;:e 

<c: Mr. Ed Weaver 
Mr. John Morrow 



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'STATE OF NEBRASKA 

®ffi« nf ttje Attonug (Snrcral 

71U STATS CAPITOL BUILDIf*3 
(.INCOLN, NI1HA3KA »i5CI-l«20 

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DON STENBERG 

ATTQWNBY OINIHAL. 



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Ted. L. Gunderson 

International Security Consulting 

and Investigations 
2210 Wilshire Blvd. 
Suite 422 
Santa Monica, CA 90403 

Deer Mr, Gunderson j 

The Attorney General's Office received and reviewed your 
latter of January 3, 1392, regarding your impressions as a 
consultant on the Franklin Credit Union investigation. 

Many of the issues and allegations you raise have either bean 
addressed, are rumor, or are so vague and nebulas as to defy 
resolution by diligent investigation. 

Nevertheless, we desire to comment as follows? 

1. We note the allegation that the FBI sold information 
to Omaha t.v. stations. Please provide all of the 
information and leads you have available on this 
particular allegation. We will then review and follow up 
as necessary; 

2. We also note the allegations regarding new 
information on the Johnny Gosch kidnapping case. Please 
provide all details on this that are available to you. 
We would particularly like to know when Mr, Bonacci 
initially disclosed this new information and to whom and 
whether there is any written record of the same in either 
a statement . by Paul Bonacci or a transcribed record of 
his remarks or interview, it also would be helpful were 
you to provide us with names, addresses and rank of any 
law enforcement officials who refused to interview him or 
to consider the information. 

We are assuming, Mr. Gundarson, that in the preparation of 
your letter of January 3, 1992, you have done more than a imply 
parrot untubstantiated allegations made to you orally or which v ou 
may have pick«d tip in written material reviewed , and therefore, 
have specific information to back up your concerns. Hence, the 
abov« requests . 



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Jumtt A. €inoi|h 
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M««iirn t. Hmtntntg 

3gn«iO A, Kami 
CRlrtwi 1. Low* 
'.lea O. fcMHln-^ftee 

r .ynn A. M|<itA 



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Ted L. Gunderaon 
January 28, 1992 
Pag* -2- 



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We will Jcaep certain other matters under advisement. *„ tn « 
meantime though, you are encouraged to send us anv soe-i'ie 
^^^^; n ?^!! e I ia :/ vai , la ^^2^ou regarding any-cn^oT^a 

lorreapondence . 



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T£D L GUNDERSQN AND ASSOCIATES • mierriationai $*<uncy Consulting and tr.vesiif^iio; 
31)0 wJsnif'V Suite 433 »S*m* Monica. CA 90401 • 2I 1 '* ^ t 



March 10, 1992 



Honorable Don Stanberg 

Attorney Ganeral 

Office of the Attorney Ganeral 

Stat* of Nabraaka 

2115 State Capitol Bldg, 

Lincoln, Nff 68509-8920 

Dear Hr. Stenberg, 

Thank you for your response to my letter. Your reference to ay 
"impressions" indicates to me that you do not place much, importance on tha 
issues outlined by ma. Regardless, I hope you will rsvi«w the enclosed 
r sport with fair minded professional and. responsible judgement. 

There is a high level of frustration and animosity building among concerned 
■citizens in Nebraska who art either victims or who have seen enough thrown 
tin* to prove that there may be a contplracy of aorta to cover up a i«ri«i 
of indisputably disgraceful" scandalous crime*. 

Vou way not want to address their concerns, but you must agree that they 
deserve the attention such allegations require without being flippantly 

disregarded, 

It is because of their frustrations that I was hired as a consultant by the 
Nebraska Leadership Conference, As you can see by my rasuaa Z am more than 
qualified to investigate this mat tar, I expect your level of 
professionalism predisposes your office to do the sane. 

CordiallVj 



XLG/lkh 
Encl. (11) 



Senator Loran Schinit 
Attorney John DaComp 
Governor Ben Nelson 



Member. Scciery of Former ?<-)eciai Agents of the Federal Bureau of investigation 



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GUNDERSON REPORT 
March 10, 1992 



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_y .LEGATIONS 

1. Pornographic Mt.ri.al was **Lz*d with no known follow up investigation; 
a* FBI raid on FranJclin Credit Union 11/4/88 

- b Omaha Police Department arrest of Pat. r Citron in February 1990 
c Sarpy County Sheriff's office raid residence of Hike aeavrin 
d) Omaha Police Ds F «-r^i«»nt investigation of Walter Carlson and Joe 

Burke 

ngCUKENTATIOH 

Since writing you January 3, 1992 I have learned about a raid in the spring 
of 1989. by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at the home of Bob Andrseen 
at Ralston, Nebraska. 

The Omaha Police Department, Nebraska Stats Police and Douglas County 
Sheriff's Office have pornographic pictures, taken during this raid, of Troy 
Boner, Danny King and others (this information is fxoa * reliable source) , 

Why wasn't this used to discredit Boner at the Aliens Qw*n trial7 More 
importantly, why is this being ignored? 

LARKr KINO 

Ioiaed lately prior to the TBI Larry King raid, King reached pornographic 
material front his home and office and placed it in the trunk of his 
automobile. Regardless, the TBI did confiscate a porno movie containing 
"local children". Why haven't efforts been made to identify the children? 

PETBR CITRON 

Two counts of texuai assault on a child were filed against Citron on 
February 23, 1990, Be pleaded "no contest' in Douglas County District . 
Court. A vast quantity of pornographic material was confiscated when he was 
arrested. Since he plead no contest, none of it was ever introduced into 
evidence. What happened to the material? No one leeai to know. In 
addition to the pornographic material Citron had computer discs which 
contained the names of all his victims with their addresses and dates they 
were abused. 

WALTSR CARX30N AWP JOE BPRK3 

Walter Carlson and Joe Burke were among thirteen men arrested in Omaha in 
connection with a large pornography/pedophile case. Joe Burka had a library 
of 2,000 video ■ and 10,000 photos which were confiscated. Convicted in 
December of 1985, Carlson was paroled in February of 1989. What happened to 

this material 7 

ALISRA OWEN 

Alisha Owsn w*a tap*d on video during a formal interview while she was 
incarcerated. Th« purposa of the interview was to furnish detailed 
information known to her concerning kiddie pornographic activity by I*arry 
King, P*tar Citron, and others. Thia interview was played on December 16, 
1989 in the presence of Judge Deacon Jonae, Harold Lm Grande, Nebraska State 
Patrol, Dick Roth, Douglas County Sheriffs Office and Bill Eowiand, 
Nebraek* Attorney General's Office. 



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On* of the jurorn In the Aliiha Owen trial decided to check out the much 
vaunted security ■y*t«ra of the Twin Towori. The prosecution tried to prove 
that it would have been impo.eible to gain entrance aa easily a. - the kide 
had aaid they did. So unannounced, the juror want to the Towers and found 
no guard at the door. Be opened the door, went in and proceeded unhindered 
to the fourth Clocr. 

Coincidentally, Alar. Baer had tout problem* with a Becurity guard at "he 
Tower, who complained to Baer about all the traffic Baer was gettinc " -he 
■ guard .ub.equently began videotaping arrival! Md departures at Baar'e * 
apartment. The FBI picked up the tape the fir.t part of Karch 1990 and it- 
wee never seen again. 

th. y ?L^ int ; r !!! tedi detail * d docua-ntation of the above information «d 
the i^ntity of the mora than 80 victim, in the franklin Instigation «e 
available through Senator Schnif . office. A r.epcnaible agency .hould 
review the above eeized pornographic material aj;d attempt to match the 
pictur.e with the victims of the rraziklin caae. 

I am confident you have the contacta to document and confirm the above raide 
and incident- relating to .eiz.d pronographic material, 

ALLEGATION 

2 ' a"**?:? "" Ki " in 5T rrcxn Senator Schmit'. off lea after FBI agent, 
reviewed hie record*. Senator Schmit waa not in hie office at the time, 

DOCUMENTATION 

. Thie can be documented by contacting Senator Schmit and hie .taff . 

ALLEGATION, 

FBI P f^iW h t i ^ l Pr0V ^ ad 1 prlVU * 9Qd Mo ™* " Cli - nt ineo~tlon to the 
FBI, feil^et to file a timely « PF ,al fpr Ali.h. Ow. n „d reportedly haa been 
romantically involved with an FBI agent. parxeciy a«. ttmma 

DOCUMEN^A/T^gy 

T.iT'V.v till T^ 1 T N ** raflk * 3tate ?atro1 *— ch ^ ^* 0«n-. 

call. They were looking for a red fil. -Ali.ba Owen VIP- (very iarartan* 
paper., Pri.on official, a.ked that „ inventory be made of all iSc!« 
taken. When th. article- w«* returned ..veral were ml.aing and^l!had 

^IVTtT^ °" th# li-t ' *«"™«* **™, h error tta'r-f rlSSd 
eight letter, po.tmaxk-d after March 9, 1990. (Did th. m U Jally 
intercept thi. mail?) At thm tiam Qi ^ ^ told tE * 

inve.tigator. that th. red fil. w been given to her attorney pL 
Vuch.tich for .afe keeping. The inve.tigator. contacted ST v!l t i eh m 

After Mia. Owen di«Eiaa«d Hr« Vur>-»f^h . . „ 

^«u.j.«« vu fur«* vucnet-tcn as her attorn. v um u,.„v,.»*. t _*. 

r.fu.«. to r.t r .vid.nc. to H1 . m ^ n . ^ thi.^rU 'd 
p-r. on »i not. troa j.ff Bubb.ll tc Mi.. 0*en. 



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Hubbell introduced Hi.. Owen to termer Chief of Police Robert Wadmar 
Hubbell teotified ax the trial that ha didn't know Owen. This note wu^ 
have refuted Hubbell'. testimony. 

NEBRASKA STAT? B* S 

Hr.. Vuchetich wa. .ubsequently charged with two count, of violating 
attorney - client privilege, and one count of not filing » timely am-al „„ 
Hi.a Owen 'a behalf. *«»j.j *ppeai an 

Two wee*, later a nx .gent appeared before the bar a.aociation on her 
behalf and the charge, were dropped. The bar a.aociation fli.I Z.L mn 

MRS. vuc^-yyr H'S iNVo^ VftHnyr. 
WITH THE yax 

From December 19e9 to April 1990 Hr.. Vuchetich .pent more than 1 i 66 
minute. (177 phone call., talking, to .oxeon. at the TBI office? 

« thlfJ 5 ' 1 "°: < Ali-ha '" P*« Bt - -« *Pproa C h*d by k», Vuchetich who 

aLIlf h ^" ™ ! ° Wen '' * tt0rn ^« *«■ Vuchetich .dvi.ed that h 8 I 
££2 h r n ApPr ° aCh M1 " °-« ** d ^v. her clai*, that a Journal^ Xi£! 
c«ey had gone to Mi.. Owen and given her aev.n hour, cf te.^ny V 
»«ori«. Mi... Owen wa* to clai* that thi. ca.e involved a .c.narTo La. 
up by caaey to cr.ate material for a TV movie. -c-naxio made 

Vuchetich told than if Ali.ha would tell the rsi th* + <-m - 

they could help Ali.ha and th. plot would £ Covered aid "" TV **** 

go home. She refua.d. uncovered and everybody could 

sets £ slst^ts^ th — h th - — — -*— 

4. The Hebraeka readership Conference de«i«r-^ i«* ^i 

received aon.y in e*ehiL.nge for information, 

DOCTMEWTftTI^H 

H. .pp^entiy i. th . ^ £££ w^haT^^ta^.^hi: 00 ^ ^ 
initially furnished to the 7Bl by the Jra^in sJlT y **"* W% 

Coamitte*. KcICniaht al.o reportLlv t ^r^^ f ^"tigative 

Stephanie Cr^er Ld other ^^^ of Lnce^P °°T ^' ^ ** 

are available through the Gr^berT C^mod Parent. Group. Their name. 

ALLgGATTnp 

5. Larry Xing and other, were never subpoenaed tn ♦■*- n« * 

Jury, »^P«in4M to the Dougla* County Crand 






DOCUMENTATION 

This can be verified from a review of records. Others who wera not 
subpoenaed before the Grand Jury include Peter Citron, Alice King, Jeff 
Hubble,' and Hike Casey, the person who, according to the Grand Jury, is 
responsible for the carefully crafted hoax. How can the Grand Jury blame 
thii scenario on Caaey and not hava him testify 7 la it because they didn't 
want hie testimony en record? Alan Baar wae subpoenaed but never appeared. 

Moat of the victim* did not appear before the Grand Jury including Rod, 
Tony and O'Deli Even* who were known by the police to be close associates 
of Larry King. Wouldn't & Grand Jury normally be interested in the victlns 
of a crime, particularly when thair testimony would be pertinent to the 
investigation? Thia information can be verified through court records. 

ALLEGATION 

6, Numerous individuals identified as perpetrator* have never been 
interviewed by law enforcement officers* 

DOCUMENTATION 

Larry the Kid was never interviewed. The Grand Jury decided that thia 
individual mentioned by numerous victim/witnesses vn a fictitious 
character. In fact he waa the aame individual identified by several 
witnesses an "King's Borneo" who was named as being in attendance at 
satanic rituals on several occasions. 

The official of the yor-fc Calhoun School system waa n«vtr interviewed. 

Other names can b« obtained from a review of the ?ranJO.in Committee files, 
copies of which are in your possession. 

ALLEGATION 

7. Instead of conducting follow-up interviews, law enforcement officers, 
particularly the TBI, have attempted to discredit and harass the victim*. 

DOCIJHEMTATIOH 

These ciaLma were made by Aliaha Owen, Paul Bonacci and Troy Boner. Boner 
advised that the FBI, D.S. Attorney's JUin Lahners and Tom Thallcin 
threatened him that "if he didn't recant his testimony they'd bring him up 
on perjury char gee and send him to jail" (this is exactly what happened to 
Hiss Owen). Boner'* taped interview ia available for review. Lisa and 
Tracy Webb were among the first victims to claim th*y were aexually 
molested. Following interviews by the FBI and Nebraska Stat* Patrol, Lisa 
stated she w&s unwilling to teetify. The allegation* mad* by the Webb 
girls, as wall as the 15-year old patient at Richard v oun g Hospital, would 
ultimately be corroborated, even expanded upon, by numarou* children who 
also claimed to hm victim* of King and others. A witr.eas for th* 
prosecution at the Owen perjury trial, Starr* Solburg admitted under cross 
examination that when the FBI interviewed him he felt intimidated and that 
all th* grand Jury's queatiana asked of him wera designed to diicredit 
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Shavnatta Koore, Dan King, Jaati Christopher Davis ar.d Mike Eclmaa have 
reputedly been intimidatad by law enforcement officers. 

The reports of feeling intlaidatad were cotnaan among victims /witnee see who 
were interrogated by OPD , NSP, and FBI. As & reeult aomt Tictim/witneeeea 
refused to testify. 

On December 14, representatives of the rBI and tha St at a Patrol contacted 
the Pdeter Cjit* Review Board, and began to question tha children's 
reliability and credibility avsn though cna of than had passed four 
polygraph taiti administered by tha Stats Patrol. 

Othar names can be obtained fron tha Franklin Senate Investigation 
Coasaittee. 

ALLEGATION 

a. Paul Bonacci haa new information about tha Johnny tosch kidnapping case 
in Da. acinaa, Iowa, yet law snfcrcaoaat officers refute to interview hia 
or to consider further inv.atigation of tha matt ax. Parents' of tha victi_a 
adviae that based on thair interview with Bonacci thay *ra confidant he 1. 
tailing tha truth. L9 

DOCDMEMTATTgy 

Docuaantation concerning thi. along with transcripts of interview, with Kr 
flonacci war. furnished to you by Mr. John w. OeCamp on S/7/91. (See 
attached letter.) 

Thia information was alao furnished to tha following individuals and 
agencies! 

Nebraska Department of Social Services 

Douglas County Attorney 

Onaaha Police Department 

Nebraska roster Care Review Board 

Nebraska Legislature Health and Welfare Cosauittea 

Nebraska Legislature Judiciary Coomittaa 

Douglas County Sheriff's office 

tJ.3, Attorney for Stata of Webraaka 

Nebraaka Leadership Conference 

Dr. Beverly Mead, Craighton aniversity 

Dr. Judienne Danaen-^erber 

Dr. Lilly Stroller, Immanuel Medical Canter 

Judge Patrick Hullen/Douglas County District Court 

In answer to your questions i 

'" £: f £rt u£%? thL ' M °~*L°* '• ^«f la-^.tor Roy 

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Mt« t£ w.™h' ,! °° M frOT "» °< th ' ««"«i». inolu^in, your.. 

- Sonacci's statements were credible, 

- Ha haa information about detail « r>* >>, L 
nade mihl^ stalls of tha case that have never been 



Blade public. 



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- Infection develop^ by «r. Staph.n. iafiicate a child .« rinc o* 

four a»n plann.d and carrimi out the Auction of th.ir boh 
Bonacci claim, h. participate in th. Auction of Johnny C^ach who 
«*■ ta**n for child pornography. Y ( *°* cft who 

* ,or ^° t ^ ,BCil ' John "y Go.cn- ■ ooth.r, .aid that Bonacci know. ".cm. 
incrwlilsl. thing, about th. cih', ' *° cn * 

7. «r.. Gc.ch atated -th.ro w.r. photo. taken of Johnny priar tQ tt> 
kidnapping. W . ^ ^u,, A wenan rapcrt.d it to po H ^!. 

convinced Bonacci .aw the. photo.. H . accurately dHc^d ^ 
location which ia not far fro* our ho-. H. d.«rifa!d u?" 

about th. photo, which w. hav n,„ talked a£ut ^ * . ^^ 

inv.tigator.. a. .aid pclica hit* ™ V- t T °* ^* in *°^tion with 
•r. - J. ex what'. goir.ron £". not «?„'" ±nt T i " WiB9 *>«"<*- "*• 

h.r., th.y will b. instigated." * 9 " n *" d in *«»tig*ting 

Th. ahov information appeared in th. Lincoln Star in March 1991. 

Bcnacci clai^a that during his 5th yrad. y.ar at Cart.r l.v. . k , w 

4 man named 2milio whil. at a park n.ax ear*!/? P* rt * r i _ LiJce School, a. .a.t 

old boy nam. B with him J^*J?Z ^ L * Jt ** Th * r * w " * a3 y-"" 

«d .old th** to «n r u^ £ klddL ^ ^^ f^ ^W* Y°™i boy. 

B— • »m4H * 7! EUCh fun J could h**" ffoing with hi* ird 

3 • smilio told Bonacci thjt >.- ~ u ^ . *"-«y w «n nim and 

b*9 with a lot of Bon^^Tlt? " t rLch " d tW * h ~"« *^» . 

Zmllio -.» described a. H«*ican with a «li«,ht an..-. 

190 pound, with . au.tach. and a b.ard if nad £ "" "^ 5 ' 9 "' 

.hort hair and . tattoo o< a na*.^ « h U \ ^ "^w* ' "^ 
from a knii. wound und.r th. tattoo. Lnacei lat.r Z ?!u * ""* 

*>in.. in a .pta«b. t of 1982 vh.n Z \.J?? S Be V",' it ^^ t0 »" 
wh.n fcUio abducted . i 2 - y .«_ old ^^ T^^ h « — *«••«* 

Wd. .o th.y could b. .old £2t?£L *£ v " 5 '° " ^ hi » " h - l P -«»9- 

th- a. .„ ..av... B . .„ ^ one . r: B6 fo Lf ;: t oo .s c r: h : r h ? wouia um 

Goach. S/7/91) and an inftvi.v wlth „,. „„, & ,_ 

ALLEGATmw 

^ion^^L^n'ir^r—^r^noTt: for th - — ~« 

Franklin Credit cooaittwi'i in^f^ eoop.rat. with th. 

u«u-ttM a inr.itigator, Gary Caradori. 

Thia information can b« docun«int«3 frco th. S.nata T>r*„vi , « 



ALLEGATION 

10. on Rarch 9, 1990 the FBI attempted to entrap Owen by taping an 
&r?ugtd phon* call from -Boner to her. . . 

DOCUMENTATION 

On Harch 9, the FBI Arranged for Bcner to phone Owen from their office to 
try to entrap her while taping the conversation. The tape was played j. n 
court. Owen kept telling Boner to juet 'tell the truth - but the media 
report* made it sound like. Boner wae telling that to Owen. 

Hies Owen claims the tape has been altered. 

This can be verified by examination of the tape by an expert. The tape ia 
available at the office of the Senate Legislative Committer. 

ALLEGATION 

11- A deposition by former Omaha Chief of Police Robert Madman disappeared 
during the Owen trial. 

DOCUMENTATTflN, 

A depoeition by Attorney Jerry Spence taken from Robert Wadman in a 1980 
laweuit had been introduced into evidence by the defense. It wae important 
because it proved that Wadman had lied about not carrying a gun since 1973. 
When the jury requested that evidence during their deliberations, a 40 
minute search wae made of the Bvidenca Room- The evidence had disappeared 
and wae net available. 

School records for Dan King were introduced ae evidence in the trial. The 
records showed that Ring wae enrolled in .chool at Crandview, Texas for 16 
weeks during the fall of 1983. During this 16 week period he missed 3 
weeks plus the holidays. Out of 16 weeks he was only in school for 5 
weeks. Wnan the jury requested these r.cordi during deliberation it was 
learned that they had disappeared. 

This can' be documented from a review of court records. If the records have 
now reappeared the incidents can be verified through the rranJclin Senate 

Investigative Committee. 

ALLEGATION 

12. Hadnan lied under oath claiming he w„ not carrying a gun during the 
period Owen says she was involved with him. 

DOCUMENTATION 

one of the counts on which Owen w.« indicted for perjury concerned wadman 
showing her a gun. Wadman testified that he had not carried a gun .inc. 
73. Attorney j.rry Spence was taking a deposition from Madman in 1980 in 

"^ w h'^ * ■°^ 1 "- uit - =■ "** "**=** it he w*r. carrying a gun 
to which Wadman replied -y..-. Wadman lied to the Grand Jury! 

This san be documented by reviewing court tranacripta and ^he Sconce 
deposition. *^ 



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MISCELLANEOUS 

In addition to th« above I fcav« learned that the Lagialativa Coaauittae gave 
videotaped interviews of Troy Boner, Aliiha Owen and Dan Xing to th* FBI 
and Nebraska Stat* Patrol. 

Th* TBI synop.ized the interview, in a 45 page document . The purpose of 
the aynop.ia w a . to brief judges and tha Attorney Central's office. I have 
been informed that there was information in tha synopsis that wag not in 
the tape. 

Troy Boner 'a tape, which had been in the control of tha TBI, wa> played to 
the Grand Jury. I have been informed that the tape was altered. Hi.. Owen 
cl.ia. that everything Boner .aid that corroborated her atatamant- were 
deleted. in one in.tanc. there was no break ia th* tape yet Boner', ahirt 
was different froea th* previous acene. 

Thee* tape, are available for review at the Senate Inve.tigativ. office. 

I hav. b**n inforiaed that in the spring of 1984 Troy Boner, Larry Xinc, 
Larry th* Kid, Dan King, * fat nan from * French restaurant, a pilot named 
n.vid Hughe. , Ali.ha Owen and a 10- to 13-y*ar-old boy sad* a trip to Loa 
Ang*l*», Th* boy cried during the trip fro* Omaha to Lo. Angela.. The bcv 

did not nak* th* return trip to Omaha. 

Troy Boner and Danny King w*r« never polygraphed a. reported by th* Lincoln 
Star and the Omaha World-Herald . None of the Jcid. were except Lis* Webb 
And ihe pa..*d. Paul Bonacci ia, willing to talc* one. Mi.. Owen wee 
polygraphed and passed. 

Karen Ormin.ton f Gary Caradori'. ssiociats, took a polygraph te.t. sh- 
wanted to refute th. charge, that Caradori had .criptad or led the 
witness*. . She passed. 



tm.t you will give these matters the attention they obviously de. 



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STATE OF NEBRASKA 

(§Svct of Otfz Attnrneg (general 

2115 STATS CAPITOL BUILDING 

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA S85C9-8920 

(4Q2) -171-2682 

TDO (402) 471-2682 

CAPITOL FAX (402) 471-3297 

1235 K ST. FAX (402) 471-4725 

DONSTEN8ERG December 14, 1992 l. steven grasz 

ATTORNEY GENERAL Deceiver J.*, J.3 3Z SAM GR1MMINGER 

DEPUTY ATTORNEYS GENERAL 



Ted L. Gunderson 

International Security Consulting 

and Investigations 
2210 Wilshire Blvd. 
'•uits 422 
Santa Monica, CA 90403 

RE: Franklin Credit Union 
Dear Mr. Gunderson: 

The Attorney General's Office received and reviewed the latest 
material sent regarding the Franklin Credit Union investigation and 
the Alicia Owen's case. Thank you for sending the information. 

We note the updated information consisted of certain 
affidavits purportedly signed by jurors who served in the Alicia 
Owen's case We note these issues were addressed by Judge Raymond 
J Case in response to a new trial motion filed by Alicia Owen's 
leaal counsel. An order was entered by the court, a copy of which 
we enclose for your reference, although I suspect you are already 
aware of the document. 

Perusal of the Judge's Order indicates the Motion for New 
Trial was overruled. At that stage, legal counsel for Alicia Owen 
had the option of pursuing the matter further by appealing the 
rase in which event the matter would be reviewed and reconsidered 
bv either the Nebraska Court of Appeals or the Nebraska Supreme 
Court So the issues raised by the affidavits have already oeen 
addressed by the trial court and could, depending upon timely 
filincof appeal, be further considered. Consequently, opportunity 
existed within the scope of the litigation to address the 
affidavits . 

Please understand, Mr. Gunderson, that we are not unmindful of 
the problems of child abuse both sexual and physical and our 
oeople as they work on cases, have been instructed to watch .or 
any indication of cults or clandestine groups or organizations that 
traffic in children for sexual purposes. 

Maria C °awo| jonn R. Thompson 

Oav.dK. Alburn D^A.CDmer Donald A. Koru . . Barry Waid < (-> 

L Jay Barie! JamwAdwoflh SsS Paul N. Patadle Tarrl M. Weeks t> ^ 

suss:: ar-^r- £« ; ;~ MarkD3,s " unb 



Ted L. Guilders on 
December 14, 1992 
Page -2- 



We certainly intend to follow up on any information called tn 
our attention which is specific and reliable enough to corstit,^ 
suitable leads, constitute 



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Sincerely yours , 
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Depuiy ^ttortiey Genera^J 




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ALLEGATIONS AND DOCUMENTATION 
CONCERNING POSSIBLE COVERUP 

Copies of the above documents were forwarded gg& 1992 to; 

• William Barr, U.S. Attorney Ceaeral, Washington, D.C 

• Judge WlUiam Sessions, Director, F.BX, Washington, D.C 

• Ron Labners, US, Attorney, Omaha, Nebraska 

• Governor Ben Nelson, Lincoln, Nebraska 

• FJBX, Omaha, Nebraska 

• F.E.L, Los Angeles, California 






TED L GUNDERSON Al ,U ASSOC WES . ,r ter^onal Sscunty Conwldn, and 

2 JO fcilsmre Blvd. . suite ^22 * Santa Monica."CA 90*03 . 310/354-5171 



investigator * 



March II, IS 9 2 



Judge William Sessions 
Director of F.B.I, 
F«3.I. Headquarters 
Washington, D.C. 20535 



Dear Judge Sesiionsi 

Justice Statute. violation of the Obstruction of 

Cordially, 

TED L GUNDERSOK £ ASSOCIATES , ZNC. 



■Ted L. Gunderaon 
Private Inv»«xi 9ator 

TLG/»ej 
2nd . { l ) 

CCj TBI - OiiAHA, ME 

rai - Los AWGSLE3, CA 
SENATOR 3CHHIM - NE 
AtPTORKBY JOHN DECAMP - NE 
GOVERNOR BBN NELSON - HZ 



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TED L. GUNDERSON AW OCIATES . International 5et onsultina and Invest,^, 

2210 wilshire „,,d. . Suic-^22 i Santa Monica. CA 90*03 * *i3/*5 Mm lnvestl « 3:i ^s 



March 11, 1992 



Mr. William Barr 
U. S. Departaiant of Juatice 
■ 10th and- Constitution Avenue Ntf 
Washington, D,C. 20530 

Daar Xr« Barn 



nr I!!ISin!!«i r K fV 0nt f lnB * 1 ?* f nttion Which ind ^ataa that 
FBx paracrine! hava bean in violation of the Obstruction of 




"7*r/ °f? an ^*? J ^ id "*PF^g ring opoxatiny in this cSSntrv 
within the juridiction of the FBI that is not rec.ivinothe 
prop.r attention. I would appreciate your checking into this 



Cordially, 

TED L« GUNDERSON £ ASSOCIATES, ISC* 

Tad L. Gundarson 
Private Investigator 

TLG/saj 

Bncl. (l) 

CC* FBI - Omaha, NE 

FBI - Los Angelai, CA 
Sdnator Schmidt - HE 
Attorney John DsCaap - me 
Govenor Ban Welson - NE 



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Member. Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Invention b c 



&$<K US. Bepartm- jttlet 






Criminal Division 



APH 20 1992 



Mr. T«d L. Gunclerson 

Tad L. Gundaraon and Associatas 
International Stcurity Consulting 

and Investigations 
2 210 tfilshira Boulevard 
suits 4 22 
Santa Henica, California 90403 



Daar Mr. cund«r*oni 

of rai H ^nS2« v ^«i^.s^r^rtw h ot5s^ ; ^r r ' i - r ° •*««« 

obstruction of justic* d ju«ti*y your chary, of 

it tenors o7fi n c e . w oV i tir:?Bi bout kidn -» in »< ^«« ?«"!*. 

3lncar»ly, 



Robert S. Mueller, in 
Aaeistant Attorney General 




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T rnt GUNDERSONAND k-jCIATES • international Sec ; insulting and Investigations 

1U; l - uul,t,fc - ^lOW^reBivd . Suite 422 ♦ fanra Monica. CA Wei . 2I3JB54-5171 



May 26. 1992 



Mr. Robert S, Mueller, III 
Assistant Attorney General 
U.S. Department of Justice 
Criminal Division 
Washington, DC 20530 

Re; Your letter dated April 20, 1992 

Dear Mr. Mueller: 

Than); you for reviewing the material I sent you March II, 1992. 

I did not state that FBI personnel were in violation of the Obstruction of 
Justice statute. I only advised that there was an indication of this, I thought 
you would want to at least check into the matter. I am sony to learn you do 
not feel it deserves further attention. 

I have enclosed the book H\e Franklin Cover-up, by former Nebraska State 
Senator John W. DeCamp. Your attention is directed to Chapter 14, "Cover- 
up Phase HI: The FBI*" which makes additional allegations of FBI 
misconduct and possible violations of the Obstruction of Justice statute. 

Sincerely, 



\Aj*^[ /S^tA^^^ 



Ted L. Gunderton 



TLO:te 
End 



Member. -Society of Forme: Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 



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TED L GUNDERSON AND ASSOCIATES • Intcrnatlonai Security Consulting and Invascigaitens 

l tw i* ww^*- 2210 Wilshire Blvd. . Suite 422 J 5iBU Monki. CA 9O*0J • 1I0W4.UH 



April 6, 1992 



Honor abl« Ron L*hr>»r» 
U.S. 5»pt. 0* Ju»feie» 
P.O. Box 1223 DTS 



Diar Mr . L»hfl«rt i 

Th» »nc1o9»d '"•port con**in« in* or*n*t ian wnieh irvdic*t»» thmt 
th* FBI p»r*enr»«l h*v« bwn in violation o* th« Obmtructian o* 
Just lea Statute. 

Thi» report «l»o eontAlm in-form*tion concwrnin? the Johnny 
G»»ch kidnapping cm* in D»» Moin»* t Jow*. Th«r» *pp»iri to 

?.*? ^f 9 *" 1 **? Kldn*ppin9 ring op«rr«ting in this country 
within th« Jurisdiction of th» FBI that i» not r«c«ivln« th» 
SCffSI •ttmition. J would *ppr»ci*t« your checking into thU 

Cordial ly, 

TED L. OUNDERSON It AB90CIATES 



Tid Li 3und»r*on 
Privat* Inv»«tig*tor 



TL3/dfc 

Sncl . il) 

CCi FBI - QaaH*, WE 

P»I - Lot An««1»«, CA 

U.l. Diptcrf Jumtici, WmBhingtor, o.C 

3ov»rrior B«m Ntalten, Ng 



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March 23, 1992 



Special Agent In Charge 
215 North 17th Street 
Omaha, NE £8102 



Dear Sir: 



On torch 11, 19 92, I wrote to William Baxr U.S. Decartmen- of 
Justice in an effort to draw his attention to the Obst^ct^on a* 
Justice Statute which I believe i 3 being violated in SS Stlla of 
Nebraska and what appears to be an organised kidnapping rinf 
operating within this nation. "^-^g ring 

On January 3, 1992 I wrote to Nebraska Attorney General Don 
Stenberg alerting him to possible aisconducTby various law 
enforcement agencies in the State of Nebraska/ Hrf Itlnberc 
responded on January 28, 1992 through one of his assiata^and 
the documents enclosed are in response to Mr. Stanblrg^riattar. 

l^ mt^L C ° VieS u}° you because the evidence clearly ahowa 
that there is a problem in Nebraska and a national problem -ha- 

Wi~ HTT d f ? P if * the ? iti3aM of this coun^ a^e ^en joy 
eLli^^nvenlence 3 " ^^ ^ &3& C ^^ " ^ *»* 



Cordially, 

TED L. GTJNDKRSCN 4 ASSOCIATES, INC, 



Tad L. Sunders on 
Privata Investigator 



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Documentation of Coverup by FBI 

Chapter 14 of the book 

The Franklin Coverup 

by Former Nebraska State Senator John DeCamp 



(For a copy of this book, send $9.70, check or 
money order, to A.W.T. Inc., P.O. Box 85461 
Lincoln, NE 68501. TTie book contains numerom 
references to President George Bush.) 






CHAPTER 14 



COV€a-UP PHASE Ith THE P14 



COVER-UP 

PHASE Ml: THE'FBI 



Lfl a deposilion taken October 13, 1989. John Stevens Berry, 
counsel for the Franklin committee , was griiiing OPD Chief 
Wadman about the lack of OPD follow-up on the child abuse 
when il was firsi reported. Io exasperation, Wadman replied: 

TTie tough thing with this. Mr. Berry, is that we have the 
FBI who conducts in investigation ud basically says the 
sam* things thai we have siid. If the FBI, axe they now 
linked to thii cover-up in some way? Should the Justice 
Department be invesiigaced as somehow or mother assisting 
in this "cover-up?" 

Wadman said it, but in this case it's true. The Justice Depart- 
ment, acting through ihc FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office 
in Omaha, emerges from the record of the Franklin investiga- 
tions not so much as a party to the cover-up, but as its coordina- 
tor. Rigging grand juries, harassment of witnesses, incitement 
to perjury and tampering with evidence— federal personnel 
were seen- to apply all of those teefiniques in the Franklin case. 



In a case full of rtpened trips across state lines for sexual 
exploitation purposes, involving prominent persons from the 
naxioaal political panics, where was the FtderaJ Bureau of 
investigation? It was running interference, and worse. 

Maybe Senator Scfunit and I got the message in its purest 
form, when we met with Omaha FB[ head Nick O'Hara in his 



ill 



office in early 1989. O'Hara, who icept Wadman's picture on 
fus cissk, threatened, *Ycu $— with Bob Waarron, you f— 
with tfw FBir 

There was a hint of trouble from the Bureau already in the 

summer of 19B8, as OPD Officer iri Carmean recollected in a 

memo to Deputy Chief Charlie Parker, dated December 20, 

1988. A fellow officer had just reminded Carmean of a meeting 

.back in July or August, where 

Lt. [Bill] Goodrich spoke of the Larry King investigation 
ind sated thii he (Goodrich) hid bees in sonuet with a 
fedeni agency that was also investigating King. To the best 
of Officer Berney's recollection, U Goodrich said that the 
federal agency was concerned that our child pornography/ 
abuse investigaiion might hamper their investigation. Officer 
Bcmey totd me that aJthoygh he wjoo't sure, it was either 
directly stated or be (Bcmey) got the impression shu we 
were as ehher "slow down or back off* io our investigation 
so as not to impede the federal case. 

Ln 1988 and 1989, according to testimony to the Legislature's 
Franklin cornmiuee, the FBI claimed to be interested in Frank- 
lin money issues, but not child abuse. Dennis Carlson of ihe 
Foster Care Review Board testified to the Franklin committee, 
citing state Assistant Attorney General William Howland, that 
U.S. Attorney Tom Thalken had said "that the federal authori- 
ties were investigating Mr. King. . . , 3ul he said basically 
their investigation was confined to the money issues, and they 
were not specifically investigating allegations of child abuse." 
■ Howland's part-time investigator, V]ahcu!is, rctd the Frank* 
Hn committee that it was his impression the FBI had information 
on private charter flights, something Gary Caradori would con- 
firm in a dramatic way. 

Moreover, as advertised in a Way 12, 1990 article in the 
World-Herald, the FBI had been looking at Fraaklin sinct 
1 987, for over a year before it was closed! The FBI men couit 
hardly have been unaware of the Franklin ambiance, not u 
mention* the bedroom in the new addition, and she svideno 
shows that they were not. It was reported in the Lincoln Jourm 



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COYSR-U* PHASE Eft; TM1 Pit 



in December 1988, as sumruiued by Jerry Lowe for the 
Franklin committee , that "an e*-employee who is not identified 
said that when FCU shut down, FBI agents immediately began 
asking questions regarding child pornography, drugs and the 
lifestyle of Larry King." 

Caradori's notes of March 14, 1990 record thit on the day 
of the federal agents' raid, he was told by a member ofjhe 
accounting firm that was auditing Franklin, lhat 

i large amount of pornographic material was taken out of 
the credit union, including videos and photographs depicting 
sexual acts, 1 was toid that if Friedhchs* or any of the other 
people working for the CPA firm that w« contracted by the 
government would «y anything, that they would automatic 
cally Jose their jobs. 

That evidence wai never made available to the Franklin 
committee, nor its existence publicly acknowledged by the 
FBI. All warrants concerning the raid were sealed by U.S. 
Magistrate Richard Kopf. 



The Douglas County grand jury proclaimed on July 23,, 
1990. lhat the allegations and evidence of Franklin-linked child 
abuse were a "carefully cra/tcd hoax." its report implied that 
the perpetrators were Alisha Owen, journalist Michael Casey, 
and the late Gary Caradori, According lo testimony of Alisha 
Owen and her parents before (he Franklin committee, the FBI 
had this line already in March of 1990, before the grand jury 
even stoned :imng. . * 

Alisha testified to the Frank! in committee on June 11,3 990, 
before promulgation of the grand jury report, that her former 
lawyer Pam Vuchetkh had come to see her in the spring, 

giving a proposal from the FBI that ifl recanted niy story then 
SKXhing would happen tome, I could possibly get out of prison 
and no charges would ever be brought against me. Such as, if 
I recanted my story, shcy wouldn't charge me with perjury, 
the y wouldo 't charge me with lying . they would just drop the 



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whole thing, they wodd write Jesters t* the judge taking for 
my sentence reduction so I could get out of priaoo. And if— 
and in this deal ! would have to tay that Gary Caradori and 
Mike Casey came bo me, they set this whole thing up, bwy told 
me what to say, we got scripts, we were promised monetary 
values. And I would betaken care of. 

.On June 21 , 1990, Donna and Alvirt Owen told the Frankjtn 
committee about that incident. 

Donwa Owin: My concern is thai Pun came to us and said 
thai the FBI wanted Alisha to say this, to drop it. 

Senator Lykcw; You testified that your husband was then? 

Alvtm Owen: Sitting in the living room, I remember. 

Sehatoi Lynch: You beard her say that? ... Did she tell 
you who in the FBI made that dead, made that offer to her? 

Donma Owtn: Mickey Mott. ... 

Senatok Lynch: Was Mickey Mott— w«s there anybody 
else with this Mickey Moa? 

Donka Owen: He works closely with Rick Culver and John 
Pankonon. 

■ Senato* Lvkch: Okay. W«|(, for the «eo«i, do you ?e. 
member the date at which time she sold you about the FBI 
deal when your husband was present? 

Donna Owin: This would have been on Tuesday. ! believe. 
If Tuesday is April 23. then it would have been Tuesday, 
April 23, 1990. It would have all— <ha( was brought up then, 
but it was also brought up earlier, in March. Because at thai 
time, 1 called Senator Labcdz and 3 said, do you realize thai 
this is what is happening and 1 want to tell yee this because 
! think when all is said and done it's not going to just be this 
man Mike Casey, they an going to say that Gary Caradori 
wu in on it and that members of the legislative committee 
were in on it. And she was vny concerned tna she immedi- 
ately went so get Senator Schmit and 1 talked with him about 
it also. And that would have been in March. 

5 en a Tot Schmtt. I recall that. 



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In order for the FBI to claim that all of the Franklin commit- 
tee 's evidence wis * hoax, they had 10 break one or more of 
the witnesses Caradori had taped. Troy Boner and Danny King 
recanted; whafhappened with Troy shows the hand of the FSl. 

On the evening of July U , 1990, the day her husband crashed 
to his death, Sandie Caradori received several phone calls from 
Troy Boner. She wrote up her notes on the calls: 

! need to preface this writing by explaining that in the course 
of the Franklin Credit Union investigation, many calls vere 
received at our home from Trey Boner. I was familiar with 
the individual 'I voice and can be 100% assured that 3 did. 
in fact, receive the telephone calls from him. 

In the early evening of Wednesday, July II. 1990, several 
telephone calls were received at our home by in individual 
identifying himself as Troy.'" Different individuals an- 
swered the telephone and took the message from him. 1 was 
either talking to other visitors at our home or tn no shape to 
come to the telephone. In any event, if necessary I can 
supaiy names of the parties who can jitesi to ihe fact chat a 
'Trey" called for me during that evening. 

Later in the evening, Troy again cailed and I was able to 
go the telephone. It should be noted that 1 did not initiate 
the call, nor did I know what, if anything, he wanted to 
speak to me about. 

The following is a synopsis of the conversation: 

3C: This is Sandie Caradori- . . , Troy, what do you want to 
say? 

tb: Fsrst, you have to be careful. 

sc: Troy, that is the least of my worries. How are you? 

Ti: 1 am so sorry. ! am so sorry. He shouldn't have died. 

sc: What axe you saying Troy? What arc you trying to tell 
me. 

Ti: Gary wasn't lying. He didfi'l sell me what to say. What 
I told htm was the truth. (He spoke rapidly as if fighting 



back lean. J They made me take it back. They threatened 
me. 

sc: Troy, you should tcU someone. ... Do you want me to 
cail Senator Schmtt? You need to come out with the sniih 
once and for ill. Troy, what has happened? 
tb: You don't understand, they threatened me. They made 
.me take it back, i *as so scared. 

(At this point 1 felt I needed someone ei« to hear this so 
t asked Troy to tell what he had 'just toid me to our son, 
Sean.) 

scTroy, 1 want you to talk to Sean, Gary's 16-year old son. 
Please tell him, alright? 
tb: Yeah, sure. 
Sean: Yeah, man what do you want? 

I. along with the ten to 15 other people in our kitchen/ 
family room heard Sean's portion of the conversation as 
follows: * 

SiAN: Okay buddy, you need to do it for my Dad. man. 
Okay . . . Okay . . . 

I got back on the telephone and told him I would try to 
contact Senator Schmtt or Karen [Ormistonj. He said he'd 
be at (phone number! but only for a short time. He said he 
was going to be "on the move" or something to that effect. 
He further stated. "I'll go to anyone who'll listen. I'll go 
without my lawyer, I'm gonna come clean." 

He then asked if ! would talk with hi* mother. She wanted 
to t*)k. I said. "Of course." 

troy's mother's voice was familiar. She had cailed our 
house several times for Gary. . . . Troy's mother rei«ed the 
following: 

Mm. Boner: Mrs. Caradori, S am » sorry. I'm w lorry. 
This is such a tragedy . 1 knew something happened tc Troy. 
He jot so scared just before he changed his story. They went 
threatening him. I knew he shouldn't have backed away 
from the truth. . . „ K 

Troy then jgot back on the telephone And I repeatedly 
asked that he would promise me that he would come through 
for me, for Gary, and for AJ. He said, "1 promise . . . 



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tomorrow. ... To anyone who wi]! listen ... the FBI. the 
news — anyone." 

The next day I did not hear anything on the television or 
the radio and 3 really felt that Troy had probably backed 
away. That evening he caJied me again. He said, "Sandie, 

I tried. J tried. I went to Mickey Mon and . . . (FBI 

agents). They iacghed at me. They said they spent 100 much 
time and money on this case now for me to change my story. 
I aJso went to Frank Brown [Channel 7 TV] but be said he 
didn't want to take a statement because of my Grind Jury 
testimony." 



The next day, Sandie Caradori arrived at the offices of her 
husband's firm for the first time since his death, to find two 
FBI agents already there, with a subpoena for ali of Caracorp's 
records. Mrs, Caradori recalled: 

3 was extremely upset because the timing ccruiniy left much 
!o be desired. 1 opened the ciosed door and noted two FBI 
agents, Karen Ormiston, and our security director, Joe Heb- 
enstreit. They were aJI seated in the office. I said, "I don't 
think I need to introduce myseir. What are you doing here? 
I can't believe this." 

The smaller individual stammered a bit and looked at 
Karen and said, "Who ... who is this?" "She's Gary's 
widow." He then halfway stood yp and extended his hand 
as if to shake mine and expressed his/their sympathy. The 
whole ordeal was extremely unprofessional. He ihsn looked 
over his shoulder at the other agent, gave him < smirk, and 
shook his head. He identified himself as Mickey Moo. 
3 then asked them directly whether Troy Boner had tried to 
speak with them on the previous day. Mr. Mott said, M S can't 
confirm or deay that." I indicated that I did deserve an 
answer. Mr. Mod then said, "Yeah, he came to the office but 
we can T t waste our time with him. He has lost ail credibility. " 

Troy Boner did attempt to come clean. He went not only to 
the FBI office, but to Senator SchrnU's— and then pretended 
he had not. The World-Herald reported July 27, 1990: 

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State Senators Ujran Schmh of BeJlwood and Bemk 
Ubedz of Omaha said Tray Boner told blatant lies when t 
said he did not come to Schmit's office last week and whe 
he said he didn't recant what he toy M Douglaa County mr, 
jury. . Schmil (said at least eight people wtre in hi, offic 
last week when Boner, u, essence, recanted hii rocwubo- 
and said that what he had originaily told Caradori w« & 
truth. 

Six of the eight appeared at a prew conference Thursday 

Schmjt i offic^who said they heard doer's cornmeat 
directly, ... The six at the press cocfexence Thursday sak 
Boner was in Schmit's office both July 16 and Julv 17 *, 
day of Caradori 's funeral. ... 

Under pressure, Boner reasserted thai what he told Gar> 
Caradon was not true, His new lawyer. Ma* Delman. trustee 
that his client nod tied to Caradori. A specialist in child abuse 
cases when he worked in -the Douglas County Attorney's Of. 
rice, Delman was now better known for defesding pornogra- 
phers. Since Boner was penniless, many people in Omahi 
wondered if Alan Baer or another patron had given him the 
money to hire Delman. 



On Sept. 25. 1990, i federal grand jury returned finding, 
almost identical to those of the Douglas County jury: 

There is no credible evidence for us to believe that funds or 
jndrviduais connected with the Franklin Community Federal 
Credit Onion were involved in the sexual exploitation of 
mmors, the interstate transportation of minors, the interstate 
transportation of minors for «auai purposes or the tmfHck- 
mg in controlled substances. 

All of the big shots named in the Caradori investigation were 
cleared? 

There is no credible evidence for us to believe that any 
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volvcd in any ring of organized activity to sexually exploit 
minors, transport minora in interstate commerce for sexual 
purposes, or to traffic m controlled substances. 

Altsha Owen was indicted again, on eight counli of perjury. 

The FBI, as Boner said, had threatened Boner into recanting 
his videotaped statement, which enabled the Douglai jury to 
return its "carefully crafted hoax" verdict, and set the pattern 
for the federal grand jury. Federal officials in charge of the 
latter, in particular Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Thalken, 
attempted to terrorize Alisha Owen into recanting as well. 

!n testimony to the Fraiikiin committee on June 21, 1990, 
Owen told about her experience with the federal grand jury, in 
an exchange with committee counsel. 

BtRitr; Now, I do not want to trow what questions were 
nked and what answers you gave. But you told me earlier 
that your life hasn't been easy snd the worst three days of 
your life were in front of the county grand jury. Wis the 
federal grand jury a more pleasant experience or— 

Owen: Well, now ! have %o clarify that statement. No 
longer — the worst three days of my life were not in front of 
the county grand jury but they wert in front of the federal 
grand jury, . . . 

Imagine if you were woken up at 5:00 in the morning, 
told to take a shower and get dressed. You were not told 
where you were going. I mean, if sombody came to your 
home at 5:00, did not tell you where you were going, they 
had the authority to drag you out of bed. After you got 
dressed you were then taken outside your home and wrapped 
in chains and driven iwo hour* to another ciry, alt — you 
were still not told where you are going and what is actually 
happening. Officially you are not told. 

Tbcn ofwe^ou get to this other city, you're put into an 
tcruti cage. I mean, I have seen kennels look nicer than 
where I was held. And five minutes before 9:00, you are, 
given a subpoena telling you that you have to testify at 9:00 
in front of a' grand jury. Now, thai — I mean that in itself is 
suspect. Okay. Especially if you are the witness. 1 might be 
able to understand it if you are the perpetrator. . . . - 

I am in a room and it's a cage, okay, it's— it really is a 



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cage like a ioc cage. The whole froot is juat t cage. And 
there is a ball way and there U - ther e a an open door ao 1 
can hear what 1 * going on in the hallway became it's just a 
cage, there is do sound barrier. I heard Mr. Thaficea repeat* 
adly and repeatedly tn a very di sr e s pe c tful — what 1 consider 
dia — 1 wouldn't talk to anybody like that, disrespectful tone, 

saying things repeatedly, over and over, if she gets up there 

and she doesn't tell the truth I'm going to charge her with 
perjury. Over and over and over and over again. 1 have not 
heard the word perjury so many times to my entire life than 
that day. ... He was saving this to ay attorney, saying I'm 
going to put her on the stand and if shedoes&'uyou know, 
if she doesn't tell ihe truth I'm going to charge her with 
perjury. , 

Alisha's attorney Henry Rosenthal confirmed her account: 

Well, I don't know Tom Thalken- .'. .He came at me like 
a little grizzly bear. . . , And he had a finger about two 
inches from my note and kept yelling about perjury. And I 
didn't even know what he was talking about. Over and over 
about this and that and this and that. 1 said, let me tell you. 
if you chink you have got any evidence of perjury when she's 
done, please charge her, just please do that And that** — 
every time there was a receas, yelling about perjury, . . . 
This was before the evidence even started. 

Long before Thaitens behavior in dealing with Owen, his 
name had surfaced in Gary Caradori's investigation, as an 
alleged pedophile who frequented adult book stores in Council 
Bluffs, Iowa. Moreover, a confidential informant told tara- 
dori. that Thalken was key to the cover-up in progress. In. a 
February 22. 1990 report, Caradori transcribed aa interview 
with this confidential informant. 

oc Are the federal people still putting me down, have you 
-■■ heard? 1 mean they want sac off this ease. 

a: Well, they don't want anybody to get toe close to it. . . . 
This thing i* way bigger than Nebraska. . . . You* get one 
of those dominoes xr fall 1 think A could reach to the White 
tfouse and back so fast. That's why it's just almost hopeless. 

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cc: What have you teard thai they'x doing {sic] to do to try 

to squash Ciii case? 

a: Well, their *cs in the hole '» the assistant proseentor. 

gc: Th ilken. 

a: Yeah. And the term wis t year ago. finger in the dike. 



Rosenthal wis Alisha' s second lawyer. H= succeeded Pa- 
mela Vuchetich. who had conveyed to Alisha the FBI's offer 
of 4 dead, from Vuchetich' s friend Mickey Mott. In her Franklin 
committee testimony of June 11, 1990, Owen reported another 
incident involving Vuchetich and the FBI, which appeared to 
be an attempt to craft some evidence of the "carefully crafted 
hoax": 

They had Troy call me in the beginning of March. He called 
me in the afternoon and I got on the phone. . . . Pam had 
told me thit Troy had recanted his statement about Danny. 
She never told me he recanted his statement about me. And 
you know, maybe I was naive, maybe I was just dumb, but 
! never once thought he could do that because, I mean, 3 had 
all this evidence, you know, and I mean, I'm the one mat — 
you know, that told them about Troy and others. It never 
dawned on me thai he would ever do thai, recant about 
Danny. 

So we — 1 got on the phone and 1 — one of the first things 
I asked him wis, why are you doing this to Danny, he's one 
of your best friends, how could you do this, what ire you 
doing? And he said, something, Alisha. I'm scared. And his 
voice — tne FBI has this upe.-Hi: voice is just really seared. 

And 1 know Troy sleeps until 4:00 or 5:00 « night, so t 
juried to think oh, my God, he's in Omaha fori week, it's 
3:00, 2:30 in (he afternoon, somebody mast be it his house 
making him dp this. And I thought this must be a taped 
phone conversation. 1 was — I was literally scared. 1 thought 
either they sat down a lot of money in front of him or else 
somebody has got a guo to his head making him say this, i 



mean, £ never thought — h never dawned cet me the FBI 
wouid be so, you know, devious as to try and do something 
like dux, 

So 1 asked him, why are you doing this? And he — and 
he said, Alisha, I'm scared, 1 don't know what to do, tell 
me what to do. And then he asked me, quote, unquote, do 
you think we're going to jet any money? And I — 1 stopped 
for a second and 1 said, I don't give a dunn about any 
money, you know, juc tell the truth, Thai's what I said, 
quote, unquote. Excuse my French. But 1 just — just tell the 
truth. He said, what should I do? And I said, just tell the 
truth. 

And he kept trying to make these leading statements, 
Alisha. what should 1 do? And that's when I realized at that 
point in time that whoever was listening; was probably law 
enforcement, trying to do entrapping statements. . . . And 
after I got off the phone, I tried to get ahold of Pun. Well, 
Pirn is sifting down in the FBI's office with inem making 
that call Tried to get hold of Pam, Pam is not around. So 
I was upset enough and I wis worried enough that possibly 
somebody was sitting there with a gun that i called Gary. 
And I thought, okay, if anybody is going to be able to do 
anything or know anything, Gary wiil know or he'll be able 
to find out. 

1 ciiled Gary. And Gary said, Alisha, Troy is sitting 
down at the FBI's office right now. 5o okay, I knew that 
the FBI was the one that prompted him to chat call. ... So 
Gary told me that it wms the FBI. And Gary said to me ii 
that time, Alisha, maybe you should sun wondering why 
your attorney is spending so much time with the FBI. 

Against Aiisha Owen's specific instructions t she reported, 
Vuchetich turned over to the FBI a file that Alisha maintained 
on acquaintances from her past. Vuchetich had suggested she 
assemble this information. In it were the names of some people, 
like former boyfriend*, who could be expected to be bitter 
toward her. 

Alisha Owen told the Franklin committee, thai the FBI also 
dirpcuy advised her to tell a lie — to say that she had lied on the 



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Sesaits* Schmtt: In other words, they advised you io say 
that you had lied on tfa» tapes? 

alisha Owen: Uh-huh. 

Senato* Uieoz: The FBI? 

Owen: The FBI had advised me this I should say that, not 
everything on the tapes is true, just i blanket statement, and 
uy not everything on the tipes is true, uvd that ! should 
forget all about the tapes because &\ey can come back to hurt 
me. \ 

Schmit: I wan: to interrupt there because that is almost in 
identical statement that we heard in the press made by Troy, 
:hal not everything on the tapes *« true. 

Owen: Thai's what they icld me to say. , . , And there were 
times when they tried to jet me to jay that Qary Caradori 
was withholding evidence from them, there were times when 
they — tbey basically really rammed Gary into the ground. 

Caradori wrote in his daily notes of April 20, 1990: 

At approximately 3415. this writer received a telephone call 
from Alisha Owen. She talked about the FBI hinting to her 
that if she changed her story that they would insure that they 
would "go after** this writer and Mike Casey for "fabricating" 
an investigation. She informed mc that she had not fabricated 
any part of any story and that she was slicking to the story 
she told me, and that she wished me well. For my own 
protection, J tape recorded the telephone conversation which 
lasted approximately 30 minutes. 

According !o an associate of Caradori, Franklin committee 
counsel John Stevens Berry alerted Caradori that he should get 
a lawyer, since he would iikeiy be indicted. 



Alisha was not the only witness-the FBI was fepened to have 
haxrassed or told to lie, At a Franklin committee session on 
June 22, !990, Senator Labedi related her discussion with 
former Franklin employee Noel Seiner 



One of the moat imporuat things that I thought he told me 
was dx fact that wbea they first went inw tSe iavwa'g ibec 
of Larry Kief/he w« uikod to by the FBI and be told tern 
mostjy everything that be told me stout tt»e aexuaj abuse 
and so forth. And then he said he wu »ld by the FBI, we're 
going to adviie you it's best for yog that y w kexp your 
^ mouth shut. And I said, say thai again, and he repeated it 

- to I could write it down, 

Gary Caiadori interviewed i victim- witness mined Terry 
Muiler*. In his daily report of April 20, 1990, Candor; wrote: 

Further this writer received a telephone call from Sue Tomp- 
kini*. sister of Terry Muiler. Briefly, Sue told this writer 
that the FBI and a member of the State Patroi were hamising 
her brother and trying to get him to talk about things that he 
just didn't know about. She stated that her brother is «a> 
tjemely scared. Ht wants to tell the' truth, however, he 
felt extremely uncomfortable with the FBI and State Patid 
investigators. She stated that a Phillips and FBI Agent 
Coutter were very haxih with her brother. 

On May 4, 3990, Caradori added: 

Fallowing this meeting, this writer placed i telephone eai! 
to Sue Tompkins, who h the sister of Teny MuHer . She 
advised me that Terry bad retained an attorney to protect 
him from the FBI. I told her that I wished him well and 
hoped that everything worked out for Kim. 

Caradori '% investigative notes for February 19, 1990 record 
his taik with. Joanie Gregory, a Department of Social Services 
social worker who screened families applying for foster cart 
licenses: 

Approximately 2,5 years i go she was inspecting ihe home 
of James and "Barbara Webb for a renewmJ of their iieetue. 
She felt the environment was not right and wrote * letter to 
OSS in Lincoln. She received no response. After a couple of 
* months, she wrote a letter to the Omaha Police Department 
regarding this same situation with the Webbs. She was then 
eontacted by the FBI. in the meantime she had sried to ao 
some research on her own, but evidently files were missing. 



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To this writer's knowledge, * \tutr was no< written to the 
FBI, The FBI informed Joanie Gregory that it would proba- 
bly be in her best interests if she "forgo; this information." 

Caradori recorded in his notes for December 1, 1989: 

At approximately 4:00 PM Senator Scbmit arrived it (com- 
mittee counselj Steve Berry's office, during which time 
he advised me [hit- within ihe list 48 hours :he FBI wens 
scrutinizing several of hi* businesses such as his gambling 
machine^ in southeastern Nebraska and other related 
maners. 

On his own bitter experience with the Bureau, Caradori 
commented to the Franklin committee, on June 22, 1990. 

CAftAOOw: 1 think the [Dougias Co.) grand jury is being 
misfed information. 

Sen. Lynch: By who, can you tell? 

Cxa>oow: I think they art being misled by the influence of 

the State Pitrol investigator and various people in the FBI. 

Bo*r: Do yog think the FB I and the Stale Patrol are deliber- 
ately miileadinj Uie grand jury? 

Caiadoxi: i do. but I can i— you know, I have nothing so 
base it on. You know, the people ... in law enforcement 
say, we checked every lead you got, every lead thai you 
have and it's nothing. And it's like, you know, all the work 
that you have done is not worth a damn. . . . (T]h* most 
frustrating thing in this whole case, and no sense dwelling 
on it. has been that you produce a work product, not every 
lead is goin| to be in gold but you produce a work product 
and then one of the aspects or your investigation is she State 
Patrol and right away it joes to them, goes to the FBI and— 
and then they just tear you apart. And yeah, it's been majly 
fruitrating, ... 

Sen. Lynch: So the impression that we t ajfrfd about being 
left with the gnnd jury wasn't an impression that this com- 
mittee or witnesses that we had ar any sufT in addition to 
you, oar counsel, misSed us 'with information, but the fact 
that informarioti we developed that we 3hared with the FBI 
and the police 'department was in fact used by them to— 



Cajlaktju: Work a$asut as. 

Sen, Ltnch: Discredit *ai. "' ' ' ' 

Caiadoxi: I jo oo record and say I— I dj<tn': waoc to r ^ 
them our data. . . . 

Bemyj Mr. Crrajer and I, and ToCcrwiag oar advice die 
chjtirroac and the commiaee roem b en . haw instructed you 
thai rrerything 'yoe have must be turned over to both the 
grand joriet, federal and county, you feel due tometimw 
youx mvestiiadve effort has been saboajed, U mat— U that 
the source of your rnistracion? 

CAtADOJu: That's right. 

The legislative investigator found that the FBI interfered 
with material even before he got to it. One afternoon in lite 
1989, Caradori and Karen Onniston spent several hours at YNR 
Airlines in Sioux City, Iowa, photocopying flight manifest! of 
Larry King's charter flights. At other airlines, stiffen had 
already confirmed to Caradori. that King took underage boys 
and giris with him on charter flights. At YNR. children's name* 
were listed for die flights— proof that King was transporting 
children around the country as the Webb girls, Alisha Owen, 
Paul Bonacci, and others had charged. 

The owner of YNR made a phone call, and prevented Cara- 
dori from leaving with the records, some of which had yellow 
FBI tabs attached to them. Since the FrankJin committee had 
only limited, in-state subpoena power, Caradori requested the 
NCUA to subpoena the records, turn them over to him, and 
not mention this to the FBI. NCUA general counsel Robert 
Fenner agreed. 

Caradori never got the records, but someone ^Ise apparently 
did. Caradori told a friend, that he saw some of the FBI stickers 
from YNR, in a notebook carried by FBI agent Mickey Mott. 
The FBI maintained that there was no proof whatsoever that 
King had transported children; the Douglas County grand jury 
lamented, that it was a pity charter companies did not keep 
flight manifests, so no trips could be verified. 

In a September 25, 1990 letter to Senator Schmjj, Ormiston 
summed up the FBI's activities: 



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There must be some kind of provision which allows the State 
of Nebraska to retain its information so that there is not a 
probable cover-up when this stuff is turned over to the federal 
level. It is my sincere hope that the federal agencies cannot 
just walk all over the state agencies, especially since we 
have given them everything we have yet we have been 
allowed to see nothing that they have. This in itself has not 
only prolonged the investigation, but it has also been a major 
factor in that the FBI does seem to get to our leads since 
they tjo have a lot of manpower. 1 do feel that the leads 
turned over to the FBI have effectively been stonewalled as 
it pertains to this investigation. 



The FBI's eagerness to discredit the victim-witnesses may 
be based on more than just an institutional commitment to 
protect former Omaha FBI chief Nick O'Hara's friend Chief 
Wadman, or Assistant U.S. Attorney Thalken, or higher-ups 
in Washington. A look at life inside the Bureau, including its 
Omaha branch, shows why. 

In August 1990, black FBI agent Donald Rochon settled his 
suit against the FBI for racial discrimination. A highly decor- 
ated veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Rochon 
joined the FBI in the early 1980s. According to the settlement, 
Rochon, who worked in the Omaha FBI office in 1983 and 
1984, will receive more than $1 million over his lifetime, and 
have his $500,000 in legal expenses paid. 

In his suit, Rochon charged Omaha FBI personnel with 
sexual perversion. Some of the details are recorded in a "Motion 
of the [U.S.] Attorney General for Summary Judgment as to 
Plaintiffs [Rochon] 'Chicago Claims,' " filed on September 
13, 1989 in Washington, D.C. After his Omaha assignment, 
Rochon had moved to Chicago, where the harassment con- 
tinued. 

Subhead II of that motion, "The Sexual Deviance Complaint 
and Investigation," reads in part: 

In response to his telephonic complaint, a signed sworn 
statement was taken from Rochon on July 3, 1984, In his 



statement, Rochon described ■ series of acts or events which 
he alleged were evidence of sexual deviaoc* by SA [Special 
Agent] Dillon and other SAs assigned to the Omaha office. 
Specifically, Rochon alleged that he had "personally ob- 
served** Dillon "French kissing" SA Agent Terry J, Bohle, 
a male, at a going-awiy party for SA Bohle, and thai he 
likewise had "personally witnessed" Dillon "exposing him- 
self in the Omaha office during a regular work day to numer- 
ous Omaha employees, bom male and female." In addition, 
Rochon said that he had heard reports that Dillon had allowed 
Bohle to urinate into his mouth and to "lmnate into a beer 
bottle, [from] which he subsequently drank;" and that Dillon 
had been observed "picking out the deodorant block in [the] 
men's urinal and placing this block in his mouth." Rochon 
further alleged that Dillon appeared preoccupied with homo- 
sexual sex, kept homosexual pornography at his desk, and 
had frequently spoken in the office of homosexual acts. 

Another agent backed up Rochon 's account of Dillon's 
allowing Bohle to urinate into his mouth. In an official re- 
sponse, Dillon protested that SA Bohle only "accidentally" did 
urinate on him on one occasion. He added that he, Dillon, had 
not exposed his penis in the office, as Rochon charged, but 
merely his buttocks. The Bureau defended Dillon's possession 
of pornographic homosexual !iterature t as necessary ' for his 
investigation of homosexual prostitution. But Rochon's claims 
of discrimination and harassment were so well substantiated, 
that the FBI chose to settle. 

In October 1983, the FBI announced it had investigated a 
male prostitution ring in Omaha. Apparently one of the agents 
on the case was none other than SA Dillon. U.S. Attorney Ron 
Lahners commented privately at the time, "This thing is so big 
and involves so many prominent people around this state." The 
investigation was expected to bring high-level indictments, but 
never did. One Nebraska insider said recently, "There is no 
doubt that the pedophile networks investigated in 1983 over- 
lapped those of Larry King; in fact King himself was probably 
iooked at at that time." 

Special agent Dillon, who was investigating homosexual 
prostitution in those years, was "real close to some priests at 



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Boys Town," according to a law enforcement source who knew 
Dillon then. Years later, Caradori received allegations that 
some priests associated with Boys Town, in particular Father 
Pat Henry and Father Fiala, were pedophiles; Father Henry was 
sent to Bolivia when child abuse scandals surfaced at Boys 
Town in the mid-1980s. 

Donald Rochon was a successful agent, part of whose re- 
sponsibility while in Omaha was to find missing children. He 
once was commended for finding a kidnapped girl within one 
day of beginning work on the case. Inevitably, as a black agent, 
he would have developed ties in the black community in north 
Omaha, where Larry King's pedophilia was notorious. Many 
of the boys King used as prostitutes were black, and were 
recruited from Boys Town, where the alleged pervert SA Dillon 
seemed to have friends. Would it have been just a matter of 
time until Rochon found himself investigating SA Dillon, and 
others in Dillon's clique? One thing was established for certain 
by Rochon* s court documents: Dillon was the ringleader of the 
harassment operation which drove Rochon from Omaha, and 
most of the rest of the Omaha FBI office covered up for Dillon. 



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Letters of Response from the FBI 
and the U.S. Attorney General 



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: ;£r , U.S. Department jticc 



WatA/njWrt. D.C. 20130 



Mr. Ted L. Gunderson 

Ted L. Gunderson arid Associates 

International Security Consulting 

and Investigations 
2210 Wilshire Boulevard 
Suite 422 
Santa Monica, California 90403 

Dear Mr. Gunderson: 

»*+. Th ° J-* tta * and ,, bcck that you recently sent to Assistant 
Attorney General Mueller have been referred to this office . 

ww** 1 "-??" 1 ? Inte ? rit y Section is responsible for prosecutina 
public officials who are shown to have violated federal criminal 
law The Section can initiate an investigation only <n thwe 

ih^!r % here . lfc -: e ^ eives «P~iric and sufficient information 
that federal criminal laws have been violated by public officials 
or certain other persons. °" iCiaiS 

Based upon the information that you have provided, there is 
net sufficient evidence indicating that such a violation of federal 
criminal law has been committed. Wfte " A 

ThanX you for bringing this natter to our attention. 

Sincerely, 

William A. Keefar 
Deputy Chief 

Public Integrity Section 
Criminal Division 



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U.S. Department of Justice 

Fed«*I Burum of Investigation 



W»ihinytoa, D. C. 20J3J 
July 13, 1992 



Mr. Ted L. Gunderson 

Tad L. Gunderson and Associates, Inc. 

Suite 422 

2210 Wilshire Blvd. 

Santa Monica, California 90403 

Dear Mr. Gunderson; 

This letter will acknowledge receipt of your March 14, 
1992 t letter to Director William s. Sessions, which has been 
forwarded to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) , FBI 
Headquarters (FBIHQ) , Washington, D. C. 

As you are aware, OPR has the responsibility of 
investigating all allegations of serious misconduct or 
criminality on the part of FBI employees, 

OPR has reviewed your letter of March 14, 1992, as well 
as the enclosed information and has determined your allegations 
laclc specificity. Should you have information relative to the 
specific, verifiable acts of serious misconduct or criminal 

behavior on the part of FBI employees, I would encourage you to 
provide this information so that it may be reviewed by OPR. 

Thank you for your interest in providing this 
information for review. 



Sincar*Sly yours 





ilbert C. Toohey 
Assistant Director/ 

Inspection Division 



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Attorneys at Law 
John W. D*!Camp 
John E. Be.tzer 
Antonio £- Bendezu 
Steven A. Montag 
Of Counsel: 
Richard J. Mahlin 



DeCamp Legal Services, P.C. 

Legal - Public Relations - Lobbying 
414 So. 11th Street 
Lincoln, NE 68508 



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Phone: (402) 477-3974 

Fax: (402) 477-4487 

E-Mail: staff@decamplegaUom 



February 25, 1999 



To Whom It Concerns: 



The trial on February 5. 1999 resulted in a million dollar judgement. I believe that judgement completely 
independent of the Default Judgement in the case because the singular issue was damages, makes ii clear 
that the evidence presented was credible and Judge Urbom acted on that basis and to send a message to a 

number of individual s (both clean and dirt}-) who were a pan of the Franklin saga, I believe the U.S. 
^ttomev has no choice but to either CHARGE THE WITNESSES WITH PERJURY HAVING 
TESTIFIED UNDER OATH IN A FEDERAL COURT ON VERY MATERIAL MATTERS (From 
Murder to Bribery 10 Perjury to the most vile corruption involving young people) OR THE U.S. 
ATTORNEY HAS W OBLIGATION TO INVESTIGATE FURTHER INTO THE FRANKLIN SAGA 
AND REOPEN MATTERS. This time there ARE PICTURES. This time RUSTY NELSON exists and 
testified completely contrary to Chief Wadman/s testimony under oath to the legislature. This time Moreen 
Gosch validated the inedibility and story of Paul Booacci...anda lot, lot more. At a minimum, some 
Federal or State authority (Whether it is a Judge. Attorney GeaeraL Prosecutor, etc.) has an obligation to re- 
open particularly the Alisha Owen case. If my witnesses in Court on February 5, 1999 are telling the truth 
then Alisha Owen is also. If Alisha Owen is LYING, as a jury said, then my witnesses are lying. It 
appears to me to put the U.S. Attorney and Nebraska Attorney General and Judicial System on the horns of 
a dilemma - and failure to aci would, to me aUeast, appear to be deliberate obstruction of justice at a 



minimum. 



Respectfully,, 



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John 
DeCamp Legal 




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US. DISTRICT- COURT 

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 

FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA 99 FEB 11 AM 8M k 



PAUL A. 30NACCI, ) 4:CV91-3037 GARY D.^JCFp^LAMD 

Plaintiff, ) 

) 
v; ) MEMORANDUM OF DECISION 

LAWRENCE E. KING-, ) 

) 
Defendant. ) 

On February 27, 1998, 1 found that default judgment should be entered against the 
defendant Lawrence E. King in favor of the plaintiff, Paul A. Bonacci. A trial on the issue of the 
damages due the plaintiff by that defendant was had on February 5, 1999. 

Two counts are alleged against the defendant King in the complaint. Count V alleges a 
conspiracy with public officers to deprive the plaintiff of his civil rights, designed to continue to 
subject the plaintiff to emotional abuse and to prevent him from informing authorities of criminal 
conduct. Count VIII charges battery, false imprisonment, infliction of emotional distress, 
neglisence and conspiracy to deprive the plaintiff of civil rights. Between December 1980 and 
L9SS~the complaint alleges, the defendant King continually subjected the plaintiff to repeated 
sexuai assaults, false imprisonments, infliction of extreme emotional distress, organized and 
directed satanic rituals, forced the plaintiff to ''scavenge" for children to be a part of the 
defendant King's sexual abuse and pornography ring, forced the plaintiff to engage in numerous 
sexual contacts with the defendant King and others and participate in deviate sexual games and 
masochistic orgies with other minor children. The defendant King's default has made those 
allegations true as to him. The issue now is the relief to be granted monetarily. 

Tne now uncontradicted evidence is that the plaintiff has suffered much. He has 
suffered bums, broken, fingers, beatings of the head and face and other indignities by the 
wrongful actions of the defendant King. In addition to the misery of going through the 
experiences just related over a period of eight years, the plaintiff has suffered the lingering 
results to the present tine. He is a victim of multiple personality disorder, involving as many as 
fourteen distinct personalities aside from his primary personality. He has given up a desired 
military career and received threats on his life, He suffers from sleeplessness, has bad dreams, 
has difficulty in holding a job, is fearful that others are following him, fears getting killed, has 
depressing flashbacks., and is verbally violent on occasion, all in connection with the multiple 
personality disorder and caused by the wrongful activities of the defendant King. 

Almost certainly the defendant King has little remaining financial resources, but a fair 
judgment to compensate the plaintiff is necessary. For the sixteen years since the abuse of the 
plaintiff began I conclude that a fair compensation for the damages he has suffered is S800,000. 
A punitive award also is justified, but the amount needs to be limited because of the small effect 






*hat such a judgment would have oil the defendant King, given his financial condition and his 
presence now to prison. I deem a punitive award of S200,000 to be adequate. 

Dated February 1.9, 1999. 

BY THE COURT 




United States Senior District Judge 



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PAUL A.BON ACCI, 
Plaintiff, 



i U.S. DISTRICT -COURT 

^str'CT n" ^-.nrustv* 

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 

FOR THE DISTRICT CF NEBRASKA 99 F£a 22 tft 3' ' D 

4-CV91-3037 GARY Q. MC^-*-"- 



VS. 



LAWRENCE E. KING, 
Defendant. 



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JUDGMENT 



t T IS ORDERED that the plaintiff shall have judgment agatnst the aefend^t L»*.~ee 
F King'in the amount of Sl.000,000 and taxable court costs in accordance with the 
Memorandum of Decision of today, together with interest at the rate otj^L- P*c..t P« 

;mnum. 



DatedFebruary 19, 1999. 



BY THE COURT 



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United States Senior District Judge 



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STEPS MUST BE TAKEN! 



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.STEPS MUST BE TAKEN! 

Government bureaucrats and politicians have refused to 
recognize a satanic cult problem exists in the United States 
today. The FBI has the responsibility to protect the internal 
security of America and must take a leading roll in coordinating 
and investigating this movement. 

The satanists claim they are a religion. This may be true, but it 
does not give them immunity from investigation for kidnapping, 
murders and other crimes. Write your national and local 
politicians, write the bureaucrats, write your local and state law 
enforcement agencies and, most of all, write to the FBI: 







Mr. 

Director 

FBI 

J. Edgar Hoover Building 

Washington, DC 20535 



THE SATANIC CULT DRUG NETWORK MUST BE STOPPED? 



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